In an opening volley of the Republican primary campaign for US Senate, former Oklahoma Speaker of the House, TW Shannon; announced his pledge to co-sponsor a constitutional amendment to put federal lawmakers under a limit to their length of elective office.
In a press release, Shannon points out how he quickly rose to the highest office in Oklahoma's legislative branch because of Oklahoma term limits, passed by the voters in 1992.
Shannon's press statement did not include any personally self-imposed term limit unless the entire congress is subject to the same reforms.
If a term limits amendment is adopted by congress and passed by the voters in 3/4 of the states, it will heavily assuage the call for an 'Article Five' Convention of states. Currently, a couple dozen states have pledged delegations to an alternative constitutional body which could forward a proposed term limits amendment without the supermajority support of congress.
Former Trump National Security staffer, Alex Gray; is running, calling himself 'The Trump Candidate' in the race. He has served as chief of staff for 2 of Trump's top appointees. While he is the only member of the Trump Administration in this race, Shannon has been a campaign appointee of Trump since early 2016.
Oklahoma Senator, Nathan Dahm was asked for a response on term limits. He said he immediately signed his support for federal term limits, more than a month ago. Sen. Rand Paul is actively campaigning for Sen. Dahm.
Donald Trump has not endorsed anyone in this race, yet. All of the Republicans in the race have openly supported much of the Trump agenda. The Republican primary election is June 28th.