By a party-line, 49-44 vote, the U.S. Senate confirmed U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Heath) nomination to be Director of National Intelligence. His eventual resignation will leave the CD4 seat vacant until at least January because Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is not expected to order a special election. Ratcliffe is the Republican Party’s nominee for the general election ballot. An August 8 meeting of the CD4 Congressional District Executive Committee has been scheduled to select a replacement Republican nominee for the general election ballot, if they can.

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe

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