Congressman Ralph Hall of Texas lost in a primary bid for an 18th term. I voted for him in the first year he was elected, 1980.
He later switched to the Republicans.
Ron Paul supported him this time. But, at 91, he has been turned out — the oldest man in Congress, and the last World War II vet.
He was basically a Tea Party guy. He was defeated by a conservative. The election doesn’t prove much, except possibly that 17 terms is enough.