Johnson eyes GOP leadership after first-ballot win
U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson hopes to spend his second term rising up the depth chart among the his fellow Republicans in the House so he can wield more influence to help his constituents back home.
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.
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.
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.