Oldest Congressman Ralph Hall faces runoff at age 90

Oldest Congressman Ralph Hall faces runoff at age 90

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U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall is the oldest member of the House at age 90.

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by Michelle Homer

khou.com

Posted on March 4, 2014 at 10:15 PM

ROCKWALL, Texas - The oldest member of the U.S. House will face a runoff election as he seeks to return to Congress for an 18th and final term.

U.S. Rep Ralph Hall of Texas did not win 50 percent of the vote Tuesday night in the Republican primary in Texas’ 4th Congressional District, which stretches from Rockwall north and east toward Sherman and Texarkana. He’ll face challenger John Ratcliffe in a May 27 runoff.

The 90-year-old Hall is a World War II veteran who has served in Congress since 1980. He’s declared that this year’s re-election campaign will be his last.

Ratcliffe is a former U.S. attorney during the George W. Bush administration and mayor of the North Texas town of Heath.

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