The major party candidates for the 7th Congressional District met for a debate in Chippewa Falls Monday night. Republican Sean Duffy of Ashland and Democrat Julie Lassa of Stevens Point, both hoping to replace Democrat Dave Obey, who has served four decades in office, discussed the possibility of term limits.
Duffy said he would support term limits of anywhere from eight to twelve years; eight years being two presidential terms and twelve years being two senate terms. “But you look at 41 years in Congress that’s far too long,” said the former Ashland County District Attorney.
Lassa said each election is essentially a potential term. “The voters of the district get to decide whether or not that person has done a good job representing them or they haven’t,” said state Senator Lassa.
The debate was organized and moderated by Chippewa Falls High School students.