State Representative Rita Days of St. Louis has been thrown off the ballot by the Secretary of State, setting up a legal challenge to the state’s term limit law. Days is making two claims. One, that she has only served seven years, not the full eight the state constitution grants. The second centers on the concept of term limits themselves, questioning their constitutionality. Days won a special election in 1993 and won re-election in 1994, 1996 and 1998. She cannot run again, because another term would put her over the eight-year limit imposed by the voters in 1992. Days hopes her lawsuit eventually leads to the overturning of term limits.
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