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Texas' 4th Congressional District

General Election Date
November 4, 2014

Primary Date
March 4, 2014

November 4 Election Winner:
John Ratcliffe Republican Party
Incumbent prior to election:
Ralph Hall Republican Party
Ralph Hall.jpg

Race Ratings
Cook Political Report: Solid R[1]

Sabato's Crystal Ball: Safe R[2]

Texas U.S. House Elections
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2014 U.S. Senate Elections

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The 4th Congressional District of Texas will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.
Candidate Filing Deadline Primary Election General Election
December 9, 2013
March 4, 2014
November 4, 2014

Primary: Texas has an open primary system, in which registered voters do not have to be members of a party to vote in that party's primary.

Voter registration: Pending

See also: Texas elections, 2014

Incumbent: Heading into the election the incumbent is Ralph Hall (R), who was first elected in 1980.

Texas' 4th Congressional District is located in the northeastern portion of the state and includes Grayson, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Fannin, Lamar, Delta, Hopkins, Rains, Camp, Upshur, Franklin, Red River, Bowie, Cass, Marion, Morris and Titus counties.[3]


Note: Prior to the signature filing deadline, candidates will be added when Ballotpedia writers come across declared candidates. If you see a name of a candidate who is missing, please email us and we will add that name. As the election draws closer, more information will be added to this page.General election candidates

Republican Party John Ratcliffe Green check mark transparent.png

May 27, 2014, Republican primary runoff candidates

March 4, 2014, primary results

Republican Party Republican Primary


Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[4] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[5] Ralph Hall voted in favor of the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[6]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[7] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Ralph Hall voted against HR 2775.[8]

Campaign contributions

Ralph Hall

District history


The 4th Congressional District of Texas held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012, in which incumbent Ralph Hall (R) won re-election. He defeated VaLinda Hathcox (D) and Thomas Griffing (L) in the general election.[15]

U.S. House, Texas District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph M. Hall Incumbent 73% 182,679
     Democratic VaLinda Hathcox 24.1% 60,214
     Libertarian Thomas Griffing 2.9% 7,262
     Write-in Fred Rostek 0.1% 188
Total Votes 250,343
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On November 2, 2010, Ralph Hall won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating VaLinda Hathcox (D), Jim D. Prindle (L) and Shane Shepard (I).[16]

U.S. House of Representatives General Election, Texas, Congressional District 4, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Hall Incumbent 73.2% 136,338
     Democratic VaLinda Hathcox 22% 40,975
     Libertarian Jim D. Prindle 2.5% 4,729
     Independent Shane Shepard 2.3% 4,244
Total Votes 186,286

See also

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