John Ratcliffe (TX-04)
Primary Election: March 4, 2014
Runoff Election: May 27, 2014
General Election: November 4, 2014
Endorsed: March 25, 2014
Hometown: Heath, TX
Professional Background: Former U.S. Attorney and Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas.
Political Experience: Former Mayor of Heath, Texas.
- As Mayor of Heath, he balanced the budget every year without raising taxes and cut fees
- Supports balanced budget amendment
- Will fight to stop EPA overreach
John Ratcliffe is a constitutional conservative with an impressive resume. John was the U.S. Attorney and Chief of Anti-Terrorism and National Security for the Eastern District of Texas for four years – he’s taken on the terrorists, and now he’s setting his sights on protecting our liberty. John will fight to repeal ObamaCare, stop the EPA overreach, and he’s promised to only serve eight years, a testament to his view that the founders envisioned Congress filled with citizen-legislators, not the monstrosity that wastes our tax dollars today. Ratcliffe’s opponent is 17-term incumbent Ralph Hall, who has a lifetime 76% record on the Club’s congressional scorecard.
Ratcliffe just made it into the runoff against Hall by keeping the incumbent under 50%, so now it’s a sprint to the May 27th runoff date.
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