Texas Rep. Hall, oldest-ever member of US House, ousted in GOP primary runoff

by FOXNews.com
May 28, 2014

The oldest-ever member of the House of Representatives has been ousted at age 91, after a primary runoff against a little-known Republican challenger in Texas.

Rep. Ralph Hall also Tuesday became the first congressional incumbent to lose a primary this year. He had told voters if he had been elected to an 18th term, it would be his last.

Hall was defeated by John Ratcliffe, a 48-year-old former U.S. attorney who used modern analytics to better target would-be voters. He also has won the support of powerful national conservative groups with strong Tea Party ties, including the Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund.

Hall, who hails from Rockwell east of Dallas, relied on a more-traditional campaign, using direct mailings and walking the district, interacting with voters and handing out pennies fitted with bands bearing his name.

Hall was endorsed by Tea Party favorite Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota and leading Christian conservative voice and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

3 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • boone1 says:

    We need to out all communist in Congress and the Senate and that would be all the sorry demorates and Reno’s

    1. jjkrjw says:

      Recently, 41 democrat senators voted to abolish the 1st Amendment, the freedom of speech amendment. 41. Let that number sink in. That is almost HALF of the U.S. Senate. Please do a search and see if your senators voted to take away your free speech. Of course, the 1st Amendment is about far more than just free speech. Please VOTE IN NOVEMBER. Voting is vital. Vote for the most conservative candidate, please.

      1. I Seigel says:

        Exactly what vote are you talking about? What piece of legislation were they voting on that would have abolished the First Amendment. FACTS PLEASE>

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