Oldest member of Congress loses runoff - CBS46 News

Oldest member of Congress loses runoff

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The oldest member of Congress, Ralph Hall, lost a Republican primary.  (Source: WFAA/CNN) The oldest member of Congress, Ralph Hall, lost a Republican primary. (Source: WFAA/CNN)

ROCKWALL, TX (WFAA/CNN) - The oldest member of Congress has lost a bid to keep his seat.

Congressman Ralph Hall, 91, conceded defeat in a tough runoff battle in a Republican primary in Texas Tuesday.

He lost to former U.S. Attorney John Radcliffe, an anti-establishment candidate.

"I just got whipped; I got beat. And my folks are sad but they know that I'm not. I'm pleased to have had the opportunity. I don't know anything I can say other than God bless all of you, everyone of you. I love every doggone one of you."

Hall was first elected to the house in 1980 and was vying for an 18th term.

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