Losing ground elsewhere across the country, the tea party emerged from Tuesday’s Texas primary runoffs mightier than ever in the nation’s biggest conservative stronghold.
The 91-year-old Texas Republican who is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been ousted in a primary runoff. Little-known Republican primary challenger John Ratcliffe defeated Rep. Ralph Hall in the first runoff he’d ever faced.
After 17 terms in office, and running for his 18th, Republican Ralph Hall finds himself fighting for his political career.
Now that he’s 90 and the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, the Texas Republican is facing his own political shootout. He’s facing his first primary runoff since being elected in 1980.
If it fills up, Lake Ralph Hall is supposed to fill Denton County’s water needs.
Representative Ralph Hall is set to become the oldest member of the U.S. House ever, a few months shy of his 90th birthday.
Supporters of the new Lake Ralph Hall feel they’re on schedule to win state and federal approval for the proposed reservoir.
While the U.S. Congress struggles over what to do with the pending debt ceiling deadline, local congressional representatives are getting an earful from constituents. A common theme they are hearing is “do something.”