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December 20, 2013

Hall announces final re-election bid

Long-tenured congressman to make final bid for public office

ROCKWALL — Congressman Ralph Hall announced today in Rockwall at the “Band of Brothers” gathering that he is seeking re-election in the 4th Congressional District of Texas but stated that this will in fact be his final run for public office.

Hall’s public service spans five decades; which includes having served as Rockwall County Judge, State Senator, and United States Congressman.

“I have had the privilege of serving the people of Rockwall and East Texas for some time.  I look forward to campaigning for re-election the next couple of months and serving one final term in Congress.  There are a number of projects in the district that I believe my seniority and leadership are critical to accomplishing.  Additionally, I believe Republicans will win a majority in the United States Senate this November and we will finally be able to stop the runaway deficits of the last few years, repeal Obamacare, and address an array of issues like immigration reform that the Democrat majority continues to block.”

When asked about the candidates lined up to face him in the upcoming March election Congressman Hall said,

“From what I know of them, they appear to be a fine group of people.  I can honestly say I haven’t heard any of them say they think I’m doing a bad job or not representing the values and beliefs of the voters in this district.  I truly appreciate each of their willingness to represent the citizens of the 4th Congressional District and serve their country and I wish them all well leading up to the March Republican Primary.  But make no mistake; I plan on winning this election.”

At the age of 90, Congressman Hall still enjoys an occasional morning jog when time permits and boasts that he is often burning the midnight oil in Washington long after others have gone home for the day.

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