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In her campaign for election to the House, a candidate we'll call Betty Aquidneck, signed a pledge stating that if elected, she'd serve only three...

In her campaign for election to the House, a candidate we'll call Betty Aquidneck, signed a pledge stating that if elected, she'd serve only three terms. Her support for term limits attracted many votes, garnered a generous campaign contribution from the interest group Term Limits Inc., and was instrumental in her victory. Aquidneck had never held political office before. She taught high school government and civics for twenty-five years before seeking election to the House. The centerpiece of her high school courses was the need to restore honesty and credibility to government. Eventually, her students and friends convinced Aquidneck to take her convictions out of the classroom and put them to the test in the House. Aquidneck's tireless focus on restoring honesty and credibility to government proved very popular with her constituents, who reelected her twice. Now at the end of her third term, Aquidneck must decide whether to honor her pledge to serve only three terms. Polls show that 65 percent of the voters in her district are demanding that she disregard the pledge and run for a fourth term. a.


 Make an argument that Aquidneck should follow the delegate model in making her decision.

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