Published November 10, 2015 by Randy Krehbiel (Tulsa World)
First District Congressman Jim Bridenstine plans to stick to his 2012 campaign promise to serve no more than three terms, he said Monday.
“My intention is to serve one more term,” Bridenstine said in response to a question at a Tulsa Regional Chamber luncheon. “I’m running right now for my third and final term, and when that’s over I’m going to come home and get a job.”
Bridenstine is in the middle of his second term.
“I’ve got a 9-year-old; I’ve got a 7-year-old; I’ve got a 3-year-old,” he said. “I love my kids, and I’m missing a lot of their activities because of what I’m doing right now.”
He said he intended to serve no more than three terms when he was elected in 2012 but has gained some attention for his membership in a group of House Republicans associated with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a presidential candidate from Texas. The Freedom Caucus, as the group is known, was instrumental in making the House speakership untenable for fellow Republican John Boehner.
On Monday, Bridenstine said he has been encouraged by the first week under Boehner’s successor, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.Follow @FortySixNews