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Term limits needed

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

To the Editor:

Newspapers recently ran a small article that, in my opinion, symbolizes a good part of what is wrong with our political system today.

The articles noted that U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has an accumulated re-election war chest in excess of $3.2 million in preparation for a run for his fourth term. The article speculated that this enormous fund will discourage any challengers from even running against the incumbent.

Durbin already has been in office for 18 years and is a part of the current crop of dysfunctional politicians who have gridlocked this country. Now he is going to “buy” a fourth term.

We badly need term limits, and we need election spending control to level the playing field.

Rich Pytka

Crystal Lake

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