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Race to replace U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe gathers steam as Republican activists set date to pick his likely successor

The Heath Republican is on track to be confirmed as the director of national intelligence, which would create a vacancy in his solidly red district.

John Ratcliffe, Republican candidate for Texas' 4th U.S. Congressional District speaks in Fort Worth on June 5, 2014.

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