John Shadegg

Supporters breathe new life into idea of term limits for Congress

Andy Harris hasn't made it to Congress yet, but his House career already has an expiration date.

Harris pledges to leave by 2023, highlighting term limits in his campaign to unseat Democratic Rep. Frank M. Kratovil Jr.

"Americans are losing their confidence in their elected officials," said the Baltimore County state senator. "I think more and more people are thinking the Constitution should be amended for term limits."

With anti-government anger rising, congressional candidates across the country are running as reformers, attacking earmarks and calling for limits on House and Senate terms. The trend is a throwback to 1994, when conservative...