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March 6, 2018

BREAKING: Ratcliffe Claims Sweeping Victory in Primary Election

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – Congressman John Ratcliffe issued the following statement after winning the Republican primary election for the 4th Congressional District of Texas. The Associated Press called the race with Ratcliffe leading 86-14. “I’m grateful for the overwhelming vote of confidence from the people of the 4th Congressional District of Texas. Together, we’ve made enormous strides to…

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November 16, 2017

BREAKING: House Passed the Largest Tax Cut Package Since Reagan

Washington, D.C. – The U.S House of Representatives just passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  This historic bill will simplify our cumbersome tax code, provide middle and low income families much needed tax relief, and jumpstart our economy with more jobs and higher paychecks. On passage of the bill, Ratcliffe said: “As I travel over the 4th…

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November 2, 2017

President Trump signs Ratcliffe bill to support law enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump signed Congressman Ratcliffe’s bill into law – the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2017 (H.R. 1616). Recognizing that there is increasingly a digital component to every crime, this legislation gives state and local law enforcement the training and resources they need to effectively tackle cyber crime and keep our communities…

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September 24, 2017

Committee to Defend the President Gives Ratcliffe A+

ALEXANDRIA, VA – The Committee to Defend the President has given Congressman Ratcliffe an A+ for his support of the Trump Administration’s agenda to Make America Great Again. “With the President’s enemies constantly on the attack, it’s vital to show President Trump has allies in Congress — not just by their words, but with their…

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September 1, 2017

Ratcliffe Leading Charge to Demand Answers About Comey’s Clinton Email Investigation

Did former FBI Director James Comey mislead Congress about whether or not he predetermined the outcome of the Clinton email investigation in 2016? Congressman Ratcliffe’s grilling of Comey at a House Judiciary Committee hearing in 2016 likely lies at the center of that answer. When Ratcliffe asked Comey if he made his decision to not…

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December 21, 2016

Ratcliffe Ranked #1 Most Conservative Texas Congressman

WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) was ranked this week as the most conservative Texas legislator in the United States Congress by Heritage Action for America. Each member of Congress in both the U.S. House and Senate was ranked according to their voting record, co-sponsorships and other legislative activity. In addition to his No. 1…

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May 19, 2016

Ratcliffe Amendment Passes to Protect Red River Army Depot from BRAC

Washington, DC – Congressman John Ratcliffe successfully introduced an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act (H.R. 4974) to prohibit funds from being used for a base realignment and closure (BRAC). The Fourth District of Texas is home to the Red River Army Depot which not only employs over 5,000 people in the region, but…

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May 3, 2016

Statement on Republican Presidential Primary

I’d like to congratulate my friend Ted Cruz on a hard-fought campaign. Ted is a principled conservative who elevated the debate at this critical juncture for our country. Looking forward, it’s important that Republicans don’t repeat mistakes of the past by staying home on election day just because one’s preferred candidate didn’t receive the nomination.…

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April 29, 2016

Ratcliffe Ranked First by Club for Growth with Perfect 100 Rating

Rockwall, TX – Congressman John Ratcliffe’s proven, conservative record was rewarded by the Club for Growth this week with a perfect 100 rating – putting him first out of 435 members of Congress. The ratings are based on 29 votes in the House of Representatives on important issues such as repealing Obamacare, repealing the Death…

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April 24, 2016

Fighting for a Fairer and Flatter Tax Code

Congressman John Ratcliffe recently published this op-ed in support of H.R. 25 – the FairTax Act: At more than 73,000 pages, it’s no wonder our country’s tax code spells headache for millions of hardworking Americans across the country. This bloated document, riddled with complicated loopholes, is anything but navigable for working-class people who can’t afford to…

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April 1, 2016

FreedomWorks Names John Ratcliffe Congressman of the Month

April 1, 2016 | Congressman of the Month The Class of 2015 brought in a number of strong, liberty-loving members to the House of Representatives. All around the country, political newcomers were winning elections by campaigning for lower taxes, less government, and more freedom. After just a year of governance, few have delivered on those…

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March 2, 2016

Thank You

Rockwall, TX – After winning a landslide re-election with over 68% of the vote, Congressman John Ratcliffe released the following statement: “I’m grateful for the overwhelming vote of confidence from the 700,000 constituents of the Fourth District of Texas. Over the past year, I’ve fought back against President’s Obama’s reckless agenda every single day and stood…

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February 23, 2016

The Ratcliffe Record: Putting Terrorist Sympathizers in Prison

Rockwall, TX – As President Obama doubled down on his reckless plan to close Guantanamo Bay, Congressman Ratcliffe reflected on his prior career as a terrorism prosecutor and U.S. Attorney.  In these roles, he put terrorist sympathizers in prison, and was on the front lines of keeping America safe. “When it comes to protecting our homeland, you…

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February 21, 2016

Protecting Religious Freedom – A Top Priority

Rockwall, TX – After a busy week of events engaging with constituents across the 18 counties of the Fourth Congressional District, Congressman John Ratcliffe reflected that protecting religious freedom was an issue that came up time and time again as a priority for the 700,000 Texans he represents. “Of course folks are concerned about ISIS, the…

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February 17, 2016

The Ratcliffe Record – Arrested 300 Illegal Aliens in a Single Day

Rockwall, TX – Congressman John Ratcliffe has helped lead the charge in Congress against amnesty by refusing to fund the President’s executive actions on immigration, and by voting to strip federal funding from so called “sanctuary cities.” For Ratcliffe, enforcing our nation’s immigration laws has been a lifelong commitment.  As U.S. Attorney, he earned notoriety for once arresting over…

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February 10, 2016

Concerned Women for America Endorse John Ratcliffe

Concerned Women for America’s Political Action Committee (CWPAC), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization, announced this week that it has endorsed Congressman John Ratcliffe for re-election. Said CWA in its endorsement: Since entering the United States House of Representatives in 2014, Congressman Ratcliffe has continued to brandish his conservative credentials.  He has shown by his…

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February 4, 2016

Congressman Ratcliffe Earns NRA Endorsement

Rockwall, TX — The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Congressman John Ratcliffe for re-election. “I’m grateful for this support from the NRA,” said Ratcliffe.  “As a constitutional conservative, my support for our Second Amendment rights is unwavering.  I’ll continue to do everything in my power to fight back against the assault President Obama and his…

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February 1, 2016

Ratcliffe Legislation Withholds Pay for Congress if Budget isn’t Balanced

Rockwall, TX – John Ratcliffe reinforced the need to pass the Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that he introduced to stop the endless cycle of borrowing, taxing, and spending once and for all. Ratcliffe’s legislation, H.J. Res. 41, would require Congress to balance the budget every single year and would cap federal spending at 18%…

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January 27, 2016

Collin County Conservative Republicans Endorse John Ratcliffe

Rockwall, TX – Collin County Conservative Republicans (CCCR) have endorsed Congressman John Ratcliffe’s re-election. The CCCR Vetting Committee announced their endorsement with the following statement: “CCCR takes pride in the candidates we endorse for public office by looking for those who are not only constitutional conservatives, but also hold traditional values. We are proud to endorse…

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January 25, 2016

Texas Right to Life Endorses John Ratcliffe

Rockwall, TX – Texas Right to Life – the oldest, largest, and only statewide Pro-Life organization in Texas – has endorsed Congressman Ratcliffe’s re-election: “Texas Right to Life PAC is confident in Congressman Ratcliffe’s commitment to protect ALL Texans – from tiny, preborn babies and pregnant moms, to vulnerable patients who are victimized by life-ending health care…

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January 19, 2016

Ratcliffe Authored Executive Amnesty Prevention Act to Stop Lawless President

Washington, DC – Congressman John Ratcliffe reacted to news Tuesday that the Supreme Court would hear a case to challenge the legality of President Obama’s executive actions on immigration by reinforcing the need to use all possible avenues to stop the lawless President. “While I’m grateful that the judicial system has up to this point blocked…

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January 6, 2016

Ratcliffe Votes to Repeal Obamacare and Defund Planned Parenthood

Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Ratcliffe voted in favor of H.R. 3762, Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, to dismantle Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. “This vote is about standing up for the 700,000 Texans I represent, and fighting against the overreach of Washington bureaucrats,” said Ratcliffe.  “Obamacare is government at its worst -intrusive, expensive, and full…

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December 8, 2015

Ratcliffe Votes to Protect Homeland by Closing Gaps in Visa Waiver Program

Washington, DC – Rep. John Ratcliffe voted in favor of H.R. 158, the Visa Waiver Improvement Act, as another layer of defense against foreign fighters entering our homeland. He stressed that this an important step, but that much more work remains to be done to overcome President Obama’s national security failures. “There are currently around 5,000 foreign fighters…

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November 30, 2015

Ratcliffe Bill to Support Law Enforcement Passes House

Washington, DC – Congressman John Ratcliffe’s bill, H.R. 3490 – the Strengthening State and Local Cyber Crime Fighting Act of 2015, passed the House of Representatives earlier today. It now heads to the Senate. “This bill is about standing up for our law enforcement,” said Ratcliffe.  “They protect our communities, keep us safe, and uphold the…

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November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

From my family to yours – Happy Thanksgiving. Today, almost 400 years since its first celebration, we join you in giving thanks for all of God’s blessings. On this special day, I’m thankful to be able to spend some quality time with my loving wife and two beautiful daughters. This year, it’s no secret that recent…

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November 13, 2015

Ted Cruz Endorses John Ratcliffe for Re-Election

HOUSTON, Texas — Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today issued the following statement endorsing Congressman John Ratcliffe for reelection in Texas’ fourth congressional district: “John Ratcliffe is the kind of rock solid conservative that Congress needs and I’m proud to endorse him for reelection,” said Cruz. “John has quickly built a strong record of fighting for…

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November 12, 2015

Ratcliffe Announces Trey Gowdy as Rockwall Reagan Day Speaker

ROCKWALL, TEXAS – Congressman John Ratcliffe has announced that Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-4) will be the keynote speaker at the Rockwall County Republican Party’s 2016 Reagan Day Dinner on Friday February 26th, 2016. “Trey is a conservative leader in the House of Representatives who has defended conservative ideals as well as anyone in Congress,” Ratcliffe…

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July 27, 2015

Taking on Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is not happy that Ted Cruz and I introduced bills to repeal the CFPB – the agency unaccountable to Congress whose creation she was the mastermind behind. The CFPB represents the epitome of the big government agenda that I’m fighting against every single day.  It does exactly what President Reagan warned about –…

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July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

On July 4th, 1776, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence marked the formal inception of the United States of America.  While serving as the foundational document of the American Revolution, it also provided a profound statement on rights of mankind and the proper relationship between government and citizens.  Now, just 239 years since that…

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May 27, 2015

One Year Ago Today

One year ago today, after a hard fought primary runoff, you gave me the great privilege of being your representative in the United States Congress.  I’ve now been in office for five months, and simply want to say thank you for the trust that has been placed in me.  I’m fighting hard every day for…

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April 20, 2015

100 Days

I wanted to give you a brief update on the first 100 days of the 114th Congress and my efforts in that time to promote and defend conservative values and policies. Specifically, in the first 100 days I’ve: Voted to repeal Obamacare Voted to build the Keystone XL Pipeline Voted to defund the President’s unconstitutional…

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March 23, 2015

Obamacare Five Year Anniversary

Five years ago today, Obamacare was signed into law.  It was jammed through Congress without a single Republican vote by lawmakers who never even read the bill.  The results have been disastrous. As I travel the 18 counties of the 4th Congressional District, I hear the horror stories firsthand.  People have been forced off their…

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February 22, 2015

Great to be home

After six weeks of Congress being in session, I just finished a busy district work week traveling all across the district engaging with constituents.  Your priorities are my priorities, and when I’m not in Washington, I’m committed to hitting the road in my Jeep to meet with the people I’m privileged to represent. Greenville Texarkana…

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December 19, 2014

Congressman-elect Ratcliffe Selects Jason Ross as District Director

HEATH, TX – Congressman-elect John Ratcliffe has selected Jason Ross to be his District Director.  Mr. Ross, a Rockwall County native, will manage Ratcliffe’s district operation across the 18 counties of the 4th Congressional District.  Ross brings impressive credentials to the position along with a wealth of community and civic involvement in the region. “I’m…

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December 10, 2014

John Ratcliffe to Serve on Judiciary and Homeland Security Committees

HEATH, TX – Congressman-elect John Ratcliffe has been selected to serve on both the Judiciary Committee and Homeland Security Committee in the 114th Congress.  “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to serve on two committees with jurisdiction over areas of critical importance to the American people,” Ratcliffe said.  “My experiences as a U.S. Attorney and…

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November 5, 2014

John Ratcliffe Headed to Washington to Represent 4th District of Texas

HEATH, TX – John Ratcliffe officially became the Congressman-elect for the 4th Congressional District of Texas on Tuesday night.  With the formality of his unopposed general election win behind him, Ratcliffe now sets his sights on being sworn in as a member of the 114th United States Congress in early January. Ratcliffe is humbled by…

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October 15, 2014

Congressman-elect John Ratcliffe visits with residents of Grayson County

The County’s new Congressman-elect, John Ratcliffe, stopped in Sherman for a meet-and-greet Tuesday night. Ratcliffe met with voters to talk about a wide range of topics and hear concerns from the local community.…

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October 12, 2014

Grayson County Meet & Greet

Numerous Grayson County officials to host October 14th event for district’s incoming Congressman HEATH, TX – Congressman-elect for the 4th District of Texas John Ratcliffe will be in Grayson County on October 14th to visit with future constituents. The event will take place at Fulbelli’s Restaurant in Sherman from 5:00 to 6:30 pm and is…

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October 2, 2014

Congressman Elect John Ratcliffe stops in Paris

PARIS,TX– Congressman Elect for Texas’s 4th Congressional District, John Ratcliffe, spoke to dozens of residents in Paris Thursday night. Ratcliffe unseated current Congressman Ralph Hall with 53 percent of the vote in the May run off election, and is unopposed in November’s general election. He says in the past four months he has spent time…

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August 6, 2014

John Ratcliffe to Speak at Red State Gathering

Republican nominee for the 4th Congressional District of Texas John Ratcliffe will be one of the featured speakers at this year’s Red State Gathering to be held in Fort Worth August 7th-9th. Founded in 2004, is managed by conservative activist Erick Erickson and is one of the most widely read center right news sources…

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July 4, 2014

John Ratcliffe Fourth of July Statement

On July 4th, 1776, the signing of the Declaration of Independence marked the formal inception of the United States of America. While serving as the foundational document of the American Revolution, it also provided a profound statement on rights of mankind and the proper relationship between government and citizens. Now, just 238 years since that…

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May 28, 2014

Statement On Last Night’s Win

I entered this race because I want a better path for America than the one that we’re on right now.  Tonight, the voters of this district confirmed what I’ve been hearing on the campaign trail for the last six months.  I thank Congressman Hall for serving us admirably, and wish him the best moving forward. …

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May 21, 2014

Ratcliffe Accepts Ben Ferguson’s Offer to Host Debate

ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe has accepted talk show host Ben Ferguson’s offer to use his show as a forum for a debate with Ralph Hall. Ferguson is the host of “The Ben Ferguson Show” which airs weekdays on WBAP 820am Dallas from…

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May 19, 2014

Ratcliffe Launches Small Business Tour

Will make a district-wide swing as runoff election heads into early voting ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe is launching a series of visits to early voting locations and a tour of small businesses across the district today, as early voting is now underway.…

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May 15, 2014

Tea Party Express Endorses John Ratcliffe for Congress

Sacramento, CA – Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest Tea Party political action committee, is proudly endorsing John Ratcliffe for Congress in Texas’ 4th Congressional District. Tea Party Express’ Executive Director Taylor Budowich said, “While we thank and honor Congressman Ralph Hall’s service, Texas’ 4th Congressional District is ready for some fresh, conservative ideas and…

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May 4, 2014

North Texas Tea Party Founder Endorses Ratcliffe

Conservative Activists Continue to Support Challenger over Ralph Hall ROCKWALL, TX – Michael Openshaw, founder of the North Texas Tea Party, has endorsed former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe. Full text of endorsement: It is time. Ralph Hall has served as a solid conservative for a VERY…

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May 2, 2014

Collin County Conservative Republicans Endorse Ratcliffe

ROCKWALL, TX – The Collin County Conservative Republicans have endorsed former U.S. Attorney and Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe. …

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April 30, 2014

Conservative State Rep. Fallon Endorses Ratcliffe in Runoff

ROCKWALL, TX – Today conservative State Representative Pat Fallon (R-Frisco), a conservative leader in the Texas House endorsed former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe. State Rep. Fallon joins pro-life leader State Rep. Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker) as the two legislators who have endorsed Ratcliffe over 17-term incumbent U.S.…

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April 23, 2014

Ratcliffe Opposes BLM Seizure of North Texas Land

ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe today joined Attorney General Greg Abbott in expressing strong opposition to the potential seizure of private land in North Texas by the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM).…

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April 21, 2014

Hall, Deuell should debate opponents

Run-off elections for two major political races are just around the corner. Incumbents Ralph Hall (U.S. Representative for House District 4) and Dr. Bob Deuell (State Senator for State District 2) are facing off against challengers John Ratcliffe and Bob Hall, respectively, after failing to receive 50 percent or more of the vote in the…

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April 14, 2014

Hall Refusing to Debate during Two Week Recess

ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe today reiterated his call for five public debates with his Republican primary runoff opponent, 34-year incumbent Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX).…

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April 11, 2014

Ratcliffe Endorsed by Senate Conservatives Fund

Former U.S. Attorney and Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th Congressional District John Ratcliffe has received the endorsement of Senate Conservatives Fund. …

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April 7, 2014

John Ratcliffe Receives Red State Endorsement

Former U.S. Attorney and Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th Congressional District John Ratcliffe received the endorsement of Red State Editor-in-Chief Erick Erickson.…

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April 2, 2014

It’s Time to Schedule Debates

In this runoff election, I strongly believe that voters deserve the chance to hear both candidates discuss the issues which affect the future of this country. …

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April 1, 2014

PolitiFact Verdict: U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas voted to increase debt limit several times

PolitiFact, a trusted non-partisan review board of political claims, recently weighed in on statements by Ralph Hall relating to debt ceiling increases. They rated the claim that “Ralph Hall has never voted to increase the debt ceiling” as false. In a recent campaign commercial by Hall, the Congressman states, “I won’t raise the debt ceiling. …

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March 27, 2014

Ratcliffe Pledges to Hold Regular Town Hall Meetings

Former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe today pledged to hold regular town hall meetings in the 4th congressional district if he is elected. …

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March 26, 2014

Congressional Challenger Brent Lawson Endorses Ratcliffe

Former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe received the endorsement of fellow challenger Brent Lawson in his bid to unseat 17-term incumbent Ralph Hall. “I have the utmost respect for Brent and the campaign that he ran,” said Ratcliffe. “Brent is a man of the highest integrity, and I am honored to have his…

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March 25, 2014

Club for Growth PAC & Madison Project Endorse Ratcliffe

Conservative Groups Continue to Back Ratcliffe’s Bid to Unseat Ralph Hall ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe’s bid to unseat 17-term incumbent Ralph Hall continues to gain momentum. This morning, national conservative organizations the Club for Growth PAC and The Madison Project have endorsed Ratcliffe – citing his proven, conservative record and the…

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March 24, 2014


Originally appeared on  U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX) is a good man and a patriot. He ably served our country in the military and has served admirably in Congress. Today Ralph Hall is asking the voters of Texas’ 4th congressional district to return him to Washington for an 18th term. Hall first ran for…

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March 21, 2014

Congressional hopeful Ratcliffe not a fan of Obamacare

Congressional hopeful John Ratcliffe spoke to the Twin City Marketing Alliance on Wednesday about health care with a focus on Obamacare. “Health-care policy is more than just health. It’s an area that affects our labor market. It’s an area that affects our economy and the bottom line, the federal debt in this country,” Ratcliffe said. …

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March 21, 2014

Ratcliffe Pledges to Self-Impose Term Limits

ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe today reiterated his pledge to self-impose term limits if he is elected to Congress. Ratcliffe has said he will serve no more than four full terms (eight years) in Congress…..Incumbent Congressman Ralph Hall Signed Six-Year Pledge in…

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March 18, 2014

Polling Shows Ratcliffe with 12 Point Lead over Hall

ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe’s bid to unseat 17 term incumbent Ralph Hall appears to be gaining momentum. A recent poll conducted by Wenzel Strategies shows Ratcliffe leading Hall 47% to 35% among likely Republican voters for the May 27th runoff election.…

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March 11, 2014

State Rep. Laubenberg Endorses Ratcliffe in Runoff

Respected Conservative, Pro Life Leader Endorses Challenger ROCKWALL, TX – Today State Representative Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker), one of the most conservative legislators in Texas and the author of the most significant pro life legislation in the nation to date, endorsed former U.S. Attorney and conservative Republican candidate for Texas’ 4th congressional district John Ratcliffe. Laubenberg…

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March 10, 2014

Ratcliffe Challenges Hall to Five Debates

      Dear Congressman Hall, As a Texan and an American, I want to thank you for your service to our country. The voters of Texas’ 4th Congressional District did not elect the Republican nominee by a majority on March 4, and now we are headed to a May 27 runoff. During the primary,…

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October 16, 2016

Early Voting Locations

Ensure that your voice is heard this November by getting out to vote. Early voting will begin on October 24th and continue through November 4th. Please see below for a complete list of all early voting locations for the 4th Congressional District. Bowie | Camp | Cass | Collin| Delta| Fannin| Franklin| Grayson| Hopkins| Hunt| Lamar|…

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