U.S. Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke says he would serve no more than two six-year terms if elected to the U.S. Senate next year to replace Republican Ted Cruz.
O'Rourke took a similar pledge in the House that he would serve no more than four terms. He is currently serving his third.
He argued in an interview that incumbents become too entrenched over time. He said that taking a term limits pledge demonstrates his trust in Texas that the state can produce someone better - and shows voters that he doesn't view himself as special.
O'Rourke made his comments in a phone interview with The Associated Press after announcing his long shot bid in his home town of El Paso.