‘Astroturf’ group thinks it can walk over Missourians

by J Scott Christianson, Columbia Daily Tribune Columnist

Since the end of the legislative session, more Missourians have been questioning the wisdom of the term-limits law that was passed in 1992. Back then, term limits were heralded as the way to make elections competitive and give those who wanted to run for office a fighting chance against entrenched politicians.

But while term limits have done little to reduce the advantages of incumbency — dislodging an incumbent is just as hard and more expensive than it…