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State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove), currently a candidate for U.S. House in the 14th District, has thrown his support behind a plan aimed at establishing term limits in Congress.
U.S. Term Limits (USTL) President Philip Blumel recently announced Oberweis has joined the movement, praising the veteran lawmaker for his support while adding it “shows that there are individuals who are willing to put self-interest aside to follow the will of the people.”
Blumel said the pledge, which calls for a maximum of three House terms and two in the Senate, is put before every candidate running for federal office across the country, adding “America needs a Congress that will be served by citizen legislators, not career politicians.”
According to USTL, a 2018 McLaughlin & Associates poll found that more than 4 in 5 voters approve of a constitutional amendment that will place term limits on members of Congress.
Meanwhile, Oberweis has turned heads from among a crowded Republican primary field since announcing his plan to take on first-term incumbent Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) in 2020.
He recently bagged the endorsement of the Lake County Republican Federation committee, with board member Keith Gray stating “I believe he is the most-qualified person to represent that district based on the experience he’s gained over the last several years.”
The veteran lawmaker recently took to Facebook to put the blame for the more than 157,000 people leaving the state over the last five years squarely on the shoulders of Democrats and their “liberal policies.”
Other Republicans who have already formally entered the race include state Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee), state Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and former Kendall County Republican chairman James Marter.