Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the latest conservative to rally to 91-year-old Rep. Ralph HallRalph HallGOP fights off primary challengers in deep-red Texas Most diverse Congress in history poised to take power Lawmakers pay tribute to Rep. Ralph Hall MORE’s (R-Texas) side as he faces a tough runoff election in less than two weeks.
Gingrich joins former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in backing Hall this week as he competes with former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe (R).
But with endorsements from Gingrich, Paul, former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.), the National Right to Life, Tea Party Nation and the National Rifle Association, the congressman is trying to combat those charges.
“Congressman Ralph Hall is a proven conservative voice for the people of his district,” Gingrich said in a statement released by Hall's campaign. “We need Ralph Hall in Washington to fight for a strong economy that creates jobs and gives businesses confidence in America’s future. It's been my honor to know Ralph for many years, and I assure you his steadfast commitment to making our borders safe, fighting against government's overreach and standing up for conservative values is second to none.”