Then And Now: Jun. 28, 1999

MR. SMITH WON'T LEAVE WASHINGTON

Term limits seem like such a good idea on the hustings, but when the time to pack up and head for home comes around, many members of Congress have trouble saying goodbye.

NAME Scott McInnis (R.-Colorado)

WHAT HE SAID THEN In his first and second campaigns, he promised to serve just three terms. By his third (and fourth), he had changed his mind.

WHAT HE SAYS NOW Planning to run for a fifth term. A spokesman says McInnis was only in favor of term limits if they applied to all states.

TERMS SO FAR Four...

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