Cover Story | Congressional Republicans benefited greatly from the "throw-out-the-bums" wave that gave the GOP control of Congress in 1994" for the first time in more than four decades. And, in part, they had the term-limits movement to thank. Three terms later, it's payback time, and while several Republicans are honoring their pledge to serve only six years in Washington, the GOP has quietly lobbied members to go back on their word. Why? Republicans are desperate to hold on to their slim majority, and they need to keep their term-limited members. WORLD looks at the foundering term-limits movement" and the question of pledge-keeping" through the lens of a single race in Washington state. But it's not any ordinary race; it involves the man who in 1994 knocked off the entrenched then-House Speaker Thomas Foley with a promise to retire after three terms. This fall, George Nethercutt is looking for a fourth"and term-limiters are anxious to show their movement isn't dead.