Texas' 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

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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]

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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.

Texas is one of 21 states with a mixed primary system. Voters do not have to register with a party. At the primary, they may choose which party primary ballot to vote on, but in order to vote they must sign a pledge declaring they will not vote in another party's primary or convention that year.[3][4]

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.[5]


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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

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.[6]

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, Hall won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, defeating VaLinda Hathcox (D), Jim D. Prindle (L), and Shane Shepard (I).[7]

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
     Democrat 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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