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US Term Limits Praises Tony Luetkemeyer for Signing Pledge
Kansas City, MO –U.S. Term Limits (USTL) today praised Missouri State Senate candidate, Tony Luetkemeyer (District 34), for signing the Article V Term Limits Convention pledge and being a stalwart for term limits at all levels of government.
Luetkemeyer is a pro-term limits political outsider and conservative running against establishment politicians who oppose term limits.
“Term limits provide fresh faces with bold ideas to elected office, reduce special interest influence, and make room for the citizen legislators our Founders intended,” said Howie Rich, U.S. Term Limits Chairman. “The people of Missouri overwhelmingly support term limits and it is great to see Tony Luetkemeyer standing with them in this fight.”
Luetkemeyer’s primary opponent is Harry Roberts*, a politician and handpicked successor of outgoing Senator Rob Schaaf, who himself has become a leader of the anti-term limits fringe in Jefferson City.
When the Missouri Senate recently passed a resolution 22-9 calling for term limits on members of Congress, Schaaf joined Democrats in voting AGAINST it.1Schaaf even voted FOR a bill that would have allowed him and a select few other politicians to bypass term limits and be state legislators for up to 32 years.2 Now, he is trying again to circumvent term limits by electing a proxy to his seat in Harry Roberts.
“How can the people of Missouri trust Harry Roberts to protect term limits when he refuses to sign the term limits pledge*?” Rich said.
Unlike Schaaf and Roberts*, Luetkemeyer supports imposing term limits on members of Congress and on all Missouri politicians (currently, certain officials are exempt). He also wants to ban lobbyist gifts for legislators. Luetkemeyer is a limited-government conservative who will hold politicians and bureaucrats in Jefferson City accountable.3
“Missouri cannot afford to go backwards and return to a time before term limits, when a political ruling class made their own rules. We strongly urge the great people of Buchanan and Platte counties to demand strength from their leaders on the term limits issue. U.S. Term Limits will commit resources to ensure citizens know about Tony’s strong agenda and his opponent’s poor record*,” Rich added.
* We are pleased to announce that Harry Roberts has signed the Article V Term Limits on Congress pledge on 7/6/2018, after the date this press release was originally published.
U.S. Term Limits is the largest grassroots term limits advocacy group in the country. We connect term limits supporters with their legislators and work to pass term limits at all levels of government, particularly on the U.S. Congress.