Florida: U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Wilcox Refuses to sign Term Limits Pledge

Nick Tomboulides, Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits in an email reports:

I have some disappointing news about a GOP candidate trying to be elected our next U.S. Senator here in Florida.

At the Republican Liberty Caucus candidate forum yesterday in Melbourne, Todd Wilcox refused to sign the U.S. Term Limits Pledge. That means he will not commit to support the U.S. Term Limits Amendment for congressional term limits if elected. Wilcox’s opponents, Congressman Ron DeSantis and Lieutenant Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera, have both signed the pledge.

Wilcox has sung a different tune on the campaign trail, saying that he supports term limits and even creating a “stop career politicians” section on his website.

Here’s the problem: in political campaigns, talk is cheap. How many times have candidates paid lip service to the issues we care about — like term limits — only to arrive in Washington and embrace the privilege there?

The U.S. Term Limits pledge was created because voters deserve better than bluster. It is a commitment to finally change the system and return to a citizen government.

In the early 1990s, politicians in D.C. thought of a clever scheme. They’d all go home and tell their districts “I’m for term limits, but Congress can’t agree on how long that limit should be.” This way, they could pander to a majority of Americans while never having to take real action.

We cannot let it happen again. I am proud of our commitment to term limits here in Florida. We term-limited our legislature in 1992 with 77 percent of the vote. This year, we became the first state in the nation to call for the Term Limits Convention. Our outgoing Senator Marco Rubio is a USTL pledge signer who fights for citizen leaders at all levels.

Rubio’s replacement needs to listen to the people and sign the U.S. Term Limits pledge. Even though term limits will come about through an Article V convention, maximizing our support in Congress will put wind behind our sails.

That’s why we will continue to hold these guys accountable.

Todd Wilcox should hear from you. Contact Wilcox and ask him to reconsider his refusal of the U.S. Term Limits Pledge. Let him know you’d like him to make a strong commitment to this issue by signing the pledge.

EDITORS NOTE: Readers interested in the term limits issue may contact Todd Wilcox at 407-534-0084 or via email at info@ToddWilcox2016.com. The featured image of Todd Wilcox is courtesy of The Shark Tank.

3 replies
  1. Bob Reid
    Bob Reid says:

    While my organization, Term Limits for US Congress PAC, and Nick’s, U.S. Term Limits, are working side by side in an effort to call an Article 5 Convention for the sole purpose of imposing Term Limits on the US Congress, that doesn’t mean that we agree on all things. This particular article is one that I disagree with.

    Mr. Wilcox was asked to sign the U.S. Term Limits Pledge, which is a pledge to co-sponsor and vote for the exact Amendment that U.S. Term Limits has defined. Had I been in Mr. Wilcox’s shoes, I would not have signed it either. I believe that a substantial difference in the number of years to potentially serve in the house v the senate creates an imbalance of experience and authority. Our movement suggests 12 years maximum to be served in the house OR the senate OR a combination.

    Because Mr. Wilcox does not agree with the details of U.S.Term Limit’s Amendment does not justify the attack on Mr. Wilcox.

    Bob Reid
    Founder/National Director
    Term Limits for US Congress PAC


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