Congressman Bob Goodlatte is breaking a promise he made 10 years ago. But, he says it's in your best interest. The 6th District Congressman says he'll run for re-election in 2004.
When he originally ran for Congress in 1992 he said he would not serve for more than 12 years. He's a firm believer in term limits.
He says he would be doing a disservice to his constituents if he gave up his seniority in the House.
Democrats say a broken promise is a broken promise.
"I think the Republicans who have made a lot of statements about term limits 10-12 years ago are starting to find out Democrats didn't stay in office for a long time because there were no term limits. They stayed in office because people kept voting for them," Joe Fitzgerald says.
Fitzgerald says he hopes the Republicans remember this when the pendulum swings the other way.