Oldest House member, Ralph Hall, 90, to run again

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Associated Press

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 6:02 AM

PARIS, Texas (AP) — Ninety-year-old Texas Congressman Ralph Hall says he's planning to run for another term next year, extending his tenure as the House's oldest member.

The Rockwall Republican first was elected in 1980, as a Democrat. He switched to the GOP in 2004.

The Paris News reported Hall made his announcement official last week, a few days after his birthday on May 3.

Hall tells The Dallas Morning News he still runs two miles almost daily and is surprised by his good health, doesn't understand it but likes it. He says a decline in his health would make him consider retirement.

He says job creation and federal deficit reduction are his top priorities.

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