March 19, 2014

John Ratcliffe to Make Texarkana Swing

Congressional Candidate Committed to Engaging with Voters across the District

ROCKWALL, TX – Former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe’s bid to unseat 17 term incumbent Ralph Hall will take him to Texarkana on Thursday, March 20th for a busy day of campaign events and speaking engagements.

“The Texarkana area and Bowie County will be very important in this runoff election,” Ratcliffe said. “During the primary election, there was a ten day stretch when I spent six days in Texarkana. I’m committed to proving to voters that I’m be the best candidate to fix the mess in Washington and stand up to President Obama’s dangerous agenda.”

Ratcliffe will have several closed door meetings throughout the day with officials from the Red River Army Depot and TexAmericas Center. “Not only is the Red River Army Depot a vital job creator and economic engine for East Texas, but it’s also a key component of our national defense,” said Ratcliffe. “As Congressman, just keeping the Depot off the BRAC list won’t be enough for me. I believe it can be an integral part of a large-scale effort to modernize our military.”

At noon, Ratcliffe will present to the Twin Cities Marketing Alliance with a healthcare oriented speech. “I look forward to engaging with hard-working Texans about ways conservative, market-based reform can reduce costs and put patients back in control of their healthcare. The Obamacare experiment has been a painful reminder of what happens when 2,300 page law are passed that legislators never read.” The event will take place at POB Building next to the St. Michael ER, and media is welcome to attend.

At 5pm, Ratcliffe and a group of volunteers will eat at Smokey Joe’s BBQ in Nash, TX. At 6pm, Ratcliffe will be speak to the Bowie County Patriots. This meeting takes place in a conference room at Smokey Joe’s. Media is welcome to attend this event as well.

The runoff election between John Ratcliffe and Ralph Hall takes place on May 27th. On Tuesday, the Ratcliffe campaign received some encouraging news when an independent poll showed Ratcliffe with a commanding 47-35 lead over the 17 term incumbent.