With the loss of Rep. Ralph Hall, a 34-year-incumbent in his Republican primary runoff for Congress, "the Greatest Generation" is now officially no longer on Capitol Hill. Hall, a former Democrat who switched to the GOP in 2004, became a target of Tea Party affliated groups like Club for Growth and Senate Conservatives Fund after he was held under 50% in his March primary. With his defeat, Hall becomes the first incumbent to lose in the 2014 election cycle. But just as last Tuesday's primaries were not really a win for the Republican establishment as some maintained, Hall's loss isn't a win for the Tea Party either.
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