Friday, April 08, 2016

Is Markwayne Mullin waffling on his term limits pledge?

When first Markwayne Mullin ran for the 2nd Congressional District in 2012, he joined several of his primary opponents in publicly pledging to serve only three terms (six years) as Congressman. Since then, there's been rumblings that he had been backing off of that stance.

Last week, Chris Casteel of the Daily Oklahoman asked Mullin if his 2016 re-election campaign would be his last run for office, and his answer "opened the door a crack... to serving longer than the six-year limit he put on himself in 2012 when he first won the eastern Oklahoma congressional seat."

Meanwhile, asked the same thing about his own term limits pledge, 1st District Congressman Jim Bridenstine's spokesperson unequivocally said "He keeps his word."

Read the full article at NewsOK here. US Term Limits, the main organization pushing term limits, slammed Mullin in a blog post here.

Former Army captain, West Point graduate and Afghanistan vet Jarrin Jackson -- someone very familiar with taking and keeping pledges and oaths -- is running against Mullin in the Republican primary.