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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Texas Republican Congressman Loses To Tea Party Challenger In Runoff

By Michael A. Memoli, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The oldest member of Congress became the first incumbent to lose a primary election in 2014, as former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe edged 17-term incumbent Rep. Ralph M. Hall in a Republican runoff in Texas. In a year when many veteran lawmakers are leaving voluntarily, Hall, 91, […]

May 28, 2014

Obama To GOP: Bring It On

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maybe even more than the Republicans, President Barack Obama is looking forward to the GOP picking a candidate to challenge him. For now and months to come, Obama is an incumbent with no specific rival, a campaigner against various forces but not one in particular. He is running against a staggering economy. […]

October 4, 2011