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Pat Roberts Said In 1996 He'd Only Serve Two Terms — He's Running For His Fourth

"I plan only to serve two terms in the U.S. Senate."

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"I plan only to serve two terms in the U.S. Senate," said Pat Roberts in 1996.

Roberts was a Republican congressman at the time running to replace retiring Sen. Nancy Kassebaum.

Roberts is today running for his fourth term as senator and is in a tight race against independent candidate Greg Orman, a businessman.

Roberts was one of the few candidates that year vehemently resisting taking a term-limits pledge in 1996, saying he was wary of the idea.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.

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