Is it illegal for Sen. John Hoeven to seek a third term?

MINOT, N.D. — Sen. John Hoeven, first elected to his current office in 2010, has announced that he’ll be seeking a third term in 2022.

Under section 16.1-01-13.1 of the North Dakota Century Code, that’s illegal.

“A person is ineligible to have that person’s name placed on the ballot at any election for the office of United States senator or representative in Congress if, by the start of the term for which the election is being held, that person will have served as a United States senator or a representative in Congress, or in any combination of those offices, for at least twelve years,” that section of law states.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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