Mullikin and Connelly are running to replace ex-Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a major supporter of term limits who also signed the USTL pledge – along with many others in South Carolina’s congressional delegation. Mr. Mulcaney is leaving his position in Congress as he is President’ Trump’s nominee for Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
USTL President Philip Blumel commented on Mullikin and Connelly’s pledges, saying, “We applaud both candidates for having the courage to make term limits a top priority of their campaigns. It is crucial that the people of district five are able to build on Mick Mulvaney’s work and keep this seat in the hands of a term limits advocate.”
He added: “These two candidates have shown exceptional leadership by standing with 75 percent of the American people who support term limits on Congress. Their commitment will put lobbyists and professional politicians everywhere on notice.”
Mullikin and Connelly are the first candidates in this race to sign the pledge.
According to the last nationwide poll on term limits conducted by Rasmussen, the issue enjoys wide bipartisan support. The poll showed that 74% of Americans support congressional term limits, including supermajorities with both parties.