Ex-US Attorney John Ratcliffe files a...

Ex-US Attorney John Ratcliffe files against Ralph Hall

There are 21 comments on the Dallas Morning News story from Dec 9, 2013, titled Ex-US Attorney John Ratcliffe files against Ralph Hall. In it, Dallas Morning News reports that:

Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest member of the U.S. House ever, faces his most serious political challenge in years.

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tony a

Rockwall, TX

#1 Dec 9, 2013
Ruh roh.
Devin Robertson

Texarkana, AR

#2 Dec 9, 2013
Good. I like seeing all of these people file to run against Ralph "The Bum" Hall.

He's had his run, it's time for him to retire before he goes out feet-first like that old Klansman Senator Robert Byrd from W. Virginia did and as Ted "Drunk" Kennedy did.
Heath Heathen

Terrell, TX

#3 Dec 10, 2013
This is the best news ever. John was a good Mayor for Heath. He is well respected and very smart and fair. This is exactly who we need instead of the clown we have now. I really think he has a great chance of winning!
Time for a New Day

Rockwall, TX

#4 Dec 11, 2013
At last there is an alternative candidate I can support. Hall's close advisors should encourage him to withdraw and throw this support behind Ratcliffe. His legacy should be one of knowing when he is no longer effective instead of being remembered because he finally lost an election.
not so fast

Princeton, TX

#5 Dec 12, 2013
Ratcliffe is a revolving door lobbyist.

Government --to Lobbying firm -- to Legislator ??

He went from Government employee to paid Lobbyist in the Ashcroft Group, a lobbying firm full of x government DOJ bureaucrats and lawyers.

----now he wants to get into the house that they lobbied, and be on the inside? Have we not had enough of this sort of Government?
common sense

Haslet, TX

#6 Dec 12, 2013
Ralph is and will always be Rockwall's favorite son. His legend will be told for hundreds of years. His record is solid and his service to the district unmatched.

Let's hope that it doesn't include the loss of his final election to an extremely good candidate and servant such as John. Now is the time to pass the torch on. Now is the time to erect your statue with dignity.
Devin Robertson

Euless, TX

#7 Dec 12, 2013
common sense wrote:
His legend will be told for hundreds of years.
ROFLMAO!!!!!!!
kenny rogers

Haslet, TX

#8 Dec 13, 2013
You gotta know when to hold em, know when to fold em Ralph.
richard reg

Dallas, TX

#9 Dec 18, 2013
Ralph Hall will win. Ratcliffe the Rat won't know what hit him once the Rockwall Mafia starts their "get out the vote" campaign, ha ha
insignificant

White Oak, TX

#10 Dec 18, 2013
richard reg wrote:
Ralph Hall will win. Ratcliffe the Rat won't know what hit him once the Rockwall Mafia starts their "get out the vote" campaign, ha ha
Highly doubtful
Zorro

Haslet, TX

#11 Dec 19, 2013
The Rockwall Mafia thinks Hall will gain them recognition and plaudits. Pity those old guys in the mafia. They, too, will be old and no one will be there for them. They, just like Hall, don't know when their time is up to have a say in anything.
exmart

United States

#12 Dec 21, 2013
Zorro wrote:
The Rockwall Mafia thinks Hall will gain them recognition and plaudits. Pity those old guys in the mafia. They, too, will be old and no one will be there for them. They, just like Hall, don't know when their time is up to have a say in anything.
Even I'll vote for RH before I vote for JR!!
Zorro

Rockwall, TX

#13 Dec 21, 2013
Just how does anyone think a ninety year old man is fit enough mentally or physically to handle all the duties of a Congressman? No matter how good he was, if you think that, his continued running is very selfish. He may win because people remember his name, but not because he will make the right decisions for this county. He is now proving how self serving he really is.
ezmart

United States

#14 Dec 21, 2013
Zorro wrote:
Just how does anyone think a ninety year old man is fit enough mentally or physically to handle all the duties of a Congressman? No matter how good he was, if you think that, his continued running is very selfish. He may win because people remember his name, but not because he will make the right decisions for this county. He is now proving how self serving he really is.
So! I'm voting for Ralphie!!
avg voter for JR

Rockwall, TX

#15 Dec 21, 2013
I'm voting for Ratcliffe. Future vs. Past 48 vs. 91. Vibrant vs. Tired. "It's Time" vs. "Had His Time". New Blood vs. Status Quo Congress (least productive ever). Best for the District vs. "Give me 1 more term" (last time...I promise).

Why on earth would we elect a 91 yr old incumbent that just said he'd never run again after this term? What does 2 more years do for the 4th? It's selfish. He's old and done. Time for the new horse. Keep the seat in Rockwall.
not so fast

Princeton, TX

#17 Dec 27, 2013
vote for Gigliotti, a Texas Businessman , former Math teacher, Wrestling Coach, National champion Race Car driver who has built a monstrous Performance Car business in Plano. LG Motorsports.

They are finishing up his new Company HQ in Plano, a 45,000 Square Foot building creating real jobs which is something that Hall and Ratcliffe have never done.

Aren't we through letting Lawyers, Politicians and lobbyists run our lives?

I will vote for Gigliotti who is 64, any day of the week. Time is up for the 91 year old and there is no place for the Partner in the Lobbying firm.
Devin Robertson

Texarkana, AR

#18 Dec 27, 2013
Ralph "Depends" Hall needs to go, he's a goddamned embarrassment to North Texas. The old bastard supposedly likes to have sex with little boys in Washington D.C., he's rumored to be part of the pedophile club in Congress.
Devin Robertson

Texarkana, AR

#20 Jan 3, 2014
This November is the opportunity to serve Ralph Hall with his retirement, throw the bum out!!!! The whole House of Representatives is corrupt, including Ralph "Depends" Hall.
not so fast

Princeton, TX

#21 Jan 15, 2014
November?

Primary is the election to throw him out.

early voting Feb 18 -28 and election day is March 4th

What is the November thing? This is the primary where we can throw Hall out.
Truly Not So Fast

Rockwall, TX

#22 Jan 15, 2014
not so fast wrote:
vote for Gigliotti, a Texas Businessman , former Math teacher, Wrestling Coach, National champion Race Car driver who has built a monstrous Performance Car business in Plano. LG Motorsports.
They are finishing up his new Company HQ in Plano, a 45,000 Square Foot building creating real jobs which is something that Hall and Ratcliffe have never done.
Aren't we through letting Lawyers, Politicians and lobbyists run our lives?
I will vote for Gigliotti who is 64, any day of the week. Time is up for the 91 year old and there is no place for the Partner in the Lobbying firm.
Gigliotti over Hall? That's insane! Gigliotti isn't even in District 4 if he's in Plano! I've had enough of Collin County politicians trying to pretend they speak for the rest of North Texas! Hall has my vote in 2014 without reservation.

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