"Daschle Law" Argued In State Legislature

Mar 10, 2015

A bill before state lawmakers allows a congressional representative to keep a seat in congress if he or she runs for president.   

The law barring someone running for a seat in congress and the presidency at the same time is sometimes called the “Daschle Law.”

Critics say the 2002 legislation originally targeted then Democratic U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, to keep him from being reelected in South Dakota if he chose to run for president.   

Now those critics say Republicans want to change positions to allow  U.S. Senator John Thune keep his office if he chooses to run for president. 

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