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Congress' oldest member battles in Texas to serve one last term
Congress' oldest member battles in Texas to serve one last term

In a year when many veteran lawmakers are counting down to retirement, the oldest member of Congress is waging one of the toughest political battles of his career simply to serve out one more term. Texas Rep. Ralph Hall, who turned 91 this month, faces 48-year-old John Ratcliffe in a primary runoff election Tuesday in the northeast Texas seat. Hall led the Republican field in the March 4 primary election, but failed to win an outright majority to avoid a second ballot. Prominent tea party-affiliated groups have endorsed Ratcliffe, a former local mayor and U.S. attorney, arguing that conservatives need a fresh face in Washington. But Hall, a former Democrat, says no one has opposed the...

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