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Todd Wilcox goes after 'career politicians' in campaign proposal



Republican Senate candidate Todd Wilcox this week announced a "plan to end career politicians," taking aim at the two congressmen and sitting lieutenant governor running against him to replace Marco Rubio.

The Wilcox campaign bills the plan as a way to return to "return our nation to a citizen government." Here are the five proposals in the plan:

* 12-year congressional term limits.

* Elimination of congressional pensions.

* Forcing congressmen to read legislation.

* Preventing laws from having exemptions for Congress.

* Lifetime lobbying ban.

"Ours was meant to be a citizen government and term limits are the first step to ensure being a member of Congress is an act of service and not a career choice," Wilcox said in a statement.

The Orlando businessman is one of two people in the Senate race who is not currently an elected official. The other, Bradenton developer Carlos Beruff, announced his campaign this morning. Republican Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera and two GOP congressmen, David Jolly of Indian Shores and Ron DeSantis of Ponte Vedra Beach, are running, as are two Democrat congressmen, Patrick Murphy of Jupiter and Alan Grayson of Orlando.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 25, 2016 10:42am]


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