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Ardent Trump supporting Rep. Mike Johnson expected to cruise to reelection

Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 6:00 AM EST
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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) - Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA) has turned into one of President Donald Trump’s most ardent supporters in the House of Representatives. Experts say that and his otherwise conservative record has him on a pathway to victory this Election Day.

The second term congressman needs more than 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff later in the year, but election forecasters say that should not be a problem for Johnson. While he has challengers who could put a dent in his overall vote count, the expectation is that Johnson will keep his seat.

Robert Hogan, a political expert from Louisiana State University says incumbents in Louisiana House races are extremely difficult to beat. To change over a seat, Hogan said it usually takes someone stepping down.

“It is very difficult for challengers to dislodge them, given the way the districts are drawn and the partisan makeup of the districts,” said Hogan.

Polls close in Louisiana at 8pm.

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