Ratcliffe Talks Term Limits, Not Age, as He Faces Hall

John Ratcliffe has a lot to say about U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall, the oldest member of Congress and Ratcliffe’s opponent in a May 27 Republican primary runoff. Ratcliffe accuses Hall, R-Rockwall, of having stayed in Washington too long and of having become a “less effective” legislator.

What Ratcliffe is not saying is that Hall, who turns 91 next month, is too old for office.

“I haven’t made age an issue in the campaign,” said Ratcliffe, 48, who has made term limits a tenet of his platform. “He wants to stay in Washington for 36 years, and I ...

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