One can forgive John Ratcliffe and his supporters for looking ahead to the former federal attorney's role in Washington, D.C.
Not only does the new Republican nominee for the Texas 4th congressional district seat come from a GOP-dominated district, but he also won't even be facing a Democratic opponent in the general election in November. Instead, Ratcliffe will be on the ballot with Libertarian J.P. Raley and independent Kenneth Lee Kammer in a contest that Democrats have decided to sit out.
The campaign of Republican John Ratcliffe, one of several challengers hoping to unseat U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall in the race to represent the 4th Texas Congressional District, hosted an event in Commerce on Feb. 24. Over 20 supporters attended the gathering, and Ratcliffe spoke with KETR about his differences with the longtime incumbent.
U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, who represents the 4th Congressional District of Texas, introduced a bill on Oct. 2 that would suspend salary payments to officials elected to national office during the duration of the current federal government shutdown.