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White calls for terms limits on governor

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White says Texas needs to limit the amount of time someone can serve as governor.

White is trying to unseat Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who's seeking an unprecedented third full 4-year term.

White says he wants to limit the governorship to two 4-year terms. The former Houston mayor, in a written statement Tuesday, said there should be a voter referendum on the issue.

Perry spokesman Mark Miner says the governor disagrees. Miner says Perry trusts the voters to decide each election whether they want someone to remain in office.

White says Texas needs term limits to avoid the use of power by special interests to entrench a governor in office.

The election is Nov. 2.

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