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Rep. Ralph M. Hall (R-Texas)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: Rockwall County judge, 1951-63; Texas Senate, 1963-73; sought Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, 1972; U.S. House of Representatives, 1981-2015; defeated in a primary for re-election to U.S. House, 2014
Born: May 3, 1923; Fate, Texas
Residence: Rockwall
Religion: Methodist
Family: Widowed; three children
Education: Texas Christian U., attended 1943; U. of Texas, attended 1946-47; Southern Methodist U., LL.B. 1951
Military Service: Navy, 1942-45
Start of Service: Elected: 1980 (17th term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Energy & Power; Environment & the Economy); Science, Space & Technology (Energy; Space)

Defeated by John Ratcliffe, R, in a primary election on May 27, 2014.

Election History
2012generalRalph Hall (R) 182,67973.0
VaLinda Hathcox (D) 60,21424.1
Thomas Griffing (LIBERT) 7,2622.9
Fred Rostek (WRI) 1880.1
2010generalRalph Hall (R) 136,33873.2
VaLinda Hathcox (D) 40,97522.0
Jim Prindle (LIBERT) 4,7292.5
Shane Shepard (I) 4,2442.3
2008generalRalph Hall (R) 206,90668.8
Glenn Melancon (D) 88,06729.3
Fred Annett (LIBERT) 5,7711.9
2006generalRalph Hall (R) 106,49564.4
Glenn Melancon (D) 55,27833.4
Kurt Helm (LIBERT) 3,4962.1
2004generalRalph Hall (R) 182,86668.3
Jim Nickerson (D) 81,58530.5
Kevin Anderson (LIBERT) 3,4911.3
2002generalRalph Hall (D) 97,30457.8
John Graves (R) 67,93940.4
Barbara Robinson (LIBERT) 3,0421.8
2000generalRalph Hall (D) 145,88760.3
Jon Newton (R) 91,57437.9
Joe Turner (LIBERT) 4,4171.8
1998generalRalph Hall (D) 82,98957.6
Jim Lohmeyer (R) 58,95440.9
Jim Simon (LIBERT) 2,1371.5
1996generalRalph Hall (D) 132,12663.8
Ray Hall (R) 71,06534.3
Steven Rothacker (LIBERT) 3,1721.5
Enos Denham (NL) 8140.4
1994generalRalph Hall (D) 99,30358.8
David Bridges (R) 67,26739.8
Steven Rothacker (LIBERT) 2,3771.4
1992generalRalph Hall (D) 128,00858.1
David Bridges (R) 83,87538.1
Steven Rothacker (LIBERT) 8,4503.8
1990generalRalph Hall (D) 108,30099.6
Tim McCord (R) 3940.4
1988generalRalph Hall (D) 139,37966.0
Randy Sutton (R) 67,33732.0
1986generalRalph Hall (D) 97,54072.0
Thomas Blow (R) 38,57828.0
1984generalRalph Hall (D) 120,74958.0
1982generalRalph Hall (D) 94,13474.0
1980generalRalph Hall (D) 102,78752.0
John Wright (R) 93,91548.0
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Texas Rep. Joe L. Barton (R) is 17th.


Texas is 3rd on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepRatcliffe)

Rep. Ralph M. Hall has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.