Voters age 45-plus bolstered winners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in the Feb. 20 presidential nominating contests in Nevada and South Carolina.
Republican Ralph Hall of Texas, who at 91 is the oldest-ever member of the U.S. House, has lost his bid to follow 17 terms in office with another one, which he had promised would be his last. He was narrowly defeated in a GOP runoff election May 27 by former U.S. Attorney John Ratcliffe, 48, who made Hall's age an issue in the campaign.
For a good portion of the first afternoon of the Republican National Convention, a cavalcade of GOP congressional candidates tried to draw contrasts on the issues between the parties. But only one set his sights squarely on Medicare, offering a full-throated defense of the GOP's approach.
Going into Florida's Republican primary election today, the candidates have spent little time focusing on programs such as Social Security and Medicare"”and older voters aren't happy about it.
Where do the Republican candidates stand on Social Security and Medicare? The answer is important, because the next president - Democrat or Republican - will inherit the call for changes in those programs to whittle federal spending.
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