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Rep. Ralph Hall defeated by John Ratcliffe
Washington Post, by Ed O´Keefe

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Posted By:texaspast, 5/27/2014 11:09:36 PM

Rep. Ralph Hall (R-Tex.), the oldest-serving member of Congress and one of the last World War II veterans serving on Capitol Hill, became the first incumbent House lawmaker to lose a primary challenge this year by losing Tuesday night to a tea party-backed challenger. Hall lost to John Ratcliffe, a former U.S. attorney and small-town mayor who spent more than $500,000 of his own fortune to defeat the 18-term incumbent, especially on television ads that raised questions about whether 91-year old Hall was still fit to hold elective office. The Associated Press called the race for Ratcliffe, with 66 percent of precincts

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Ralph did a good job for many years, but we need some bulldogs now. I don´t know Ratcliffe, but I hope he gives Louie Gohmert (my rep) some backup. Tea Party is dead, huh?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/27/2014 11:36:51 PM     (No. 9864017)

I´m for term limits so this suits me.

Once is a while term limits will toss out an excellent person but on balance I advocate them.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LadyVet, 5/27/2014 11:42:02 PM     (No. 9864020)

Maybe this will be another vote for Jeb Hensarling for Speaker of the House.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Noj15, 5/28/2014 12:17:42 AM     (No. 9864035)

That sound you hear is a freight train coming.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Whiskey, 5/28/2014 12:17:53 AM     (No. 9864036)

91 seriously 91

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Reply 5 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 5/28/2014 12:37:28 AM     (No. 9864044)

John Conyers (?) next to lose-leave?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: HPmatt, 5/28/2014 12:38:02 AM     (No. 9864045)

Channel 8 reporter was interviewing him and Hall was talking about supporting Reagan. Been a while, guy´s family should have told him to pass on the job gracefully.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WayneDavis, 5/28/2014 12:45:16 AM     (No. 9864048)

I give my respects to a man that served in WWII.

BUT, power is a drug for some people. But tp paraphrase Dirty Harry "you have to know you limitations."

You are 91! GO!

We should have had term limits years ago!

Bye bye!

And thank you for your service!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/28/2014 12:58:41 AM     (No. 9864061)

Thank heavens. I know my Rockwall, TX friends emailed me tonite, rejoicing. It´s long overdue.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: enuf8, 5/28/2014 1:00:05 AM     (No. 9864063)

Cochran next to go. Thad´s been taking his staffer/friend along on all of his trips and one to South America had her listed and included with the spouses of others in the delegation........on taxpayer funds.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: belwhatter, 5/28/2014 5:23:44 AM     (No. 9864120)

Being a people´s representative in DC was never meant to be a lifetime occupation. It has obviously become far too lucrative a proposition that there is so much dead wood lingering in the halls of Congress.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: No Representation in CA, 5/28/2014 12:21:13 PM     (No. 9864672)

Thank you for your service, Rep. Hall, but it´s really time for you to retire.

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