Lou Gigliotti

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe defeated challenger Lou Gigliotti in the 2016 Republican primary election.
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Ratcliffe rumbles past Gigliotti

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe should be returning to Washington, D.C., to continue his representation of the 4th Congressional District in the seat formerly held by elder statesman Ralph Hall. Ratcliffe rolled past challenger Lou Gigliotti by an almost three-to-one margin. With 95.1 percent of precincts reporting, Ratcliffe had 66.2 percent of the votes (71,263), while Gigliotti trailed with 23.3 percent (25,096). Another Republican challenger, Ray Hall, finished with 10.5 percent (11,342).

There have been some changes in the lineup of candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 4, as one name was left off the list.