Congressman Mike Johnson sees more power for Louisiana delegation

Congressman Mike Johnson sees more power for Louisiana delegation

BATON ROUGE, La. – U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, the Benton Republican who represents northwest Louisiana, is facing his first reelection with 60-times more money than his nearest rival.

Johnson has raised $1.1 million, according the Federal Elections Commission, and his Democratic opponent, Ryan Trundle of Shreveport, has raised $18,205.

Consequently, Johnson has spent much of his campaign holding town halls and chatting up newspaper editorial boards about how strong the state’s six relatively short-serving congressmen are.

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Congressman Mike Johnson says Louisiana positioned for great things in 2019

Congressman Mike Johnson says Louisiana positioned for great things in 2019

Ahead of the Nov. 6 elections, northwest Louisiana’s representative in Washington DC, Mike Johnson, said Americans are experiencing an “extraordinary time in the nation’s politics.”

Although Johnson (LA-04) is running for re-election in November, he looked ahead to when the dust settles in January 2019.

He noted that Louisiana is in position to have a large say in the direction of the country.
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Johnson: Louisiana could have influence in next Congress

Johnson: Louisiana could have influence in next Congress

The six sitting Louisiana congressmen are “positioned really well to have a lot of influence in the next Congress,” U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson said Tuesday.

Johnson, R-Benton, told the American Press editorial board that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has a “very good chance” of becoming the next speaker of the House if the GOP holds onto the majority in the House. Johnson said he is in a race to be the next chair of the Republican Study Committee, the largest caucus of conservatives in the House with roughly 150 members.
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