2012 Michigan Senatorial Candidate Questions
Introduction: The Constitutional definition of the role of a United States Senator.
Article I, Section 3 of the Constitution sets three qualifications for senators: 1) each senator must be at least 30 years old, 2) must have been a citizen of the United States for at least the past nine years, and 3) must be (at the time of the election) an inhabitant of the state he or she seeks to represent. The age and citizenship qualifications for senators are more stringent than those for representatives. In Federalist No. 62, James Madison < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Madison >
justified this arrangement by arguing that the "senatorial trust" called for a "greater extent of information and stability of character."
SCOTTY BOMAN 2012 Michigan Senatorial Candidate Questions MI4CS