Johnson’s reliance on minor­i­ty gives Democ­rats con­fi­dence they’re head­ed for vic­to­ry in Novem­ber

Johnson’s reliance on minority gives Democrats confidence they’re headed for victory in November

With Repub­li­cans hold­ing a nar­row and unruly major­i­ty in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) has had to rely on Democ­rats in some key votes to pre­vent gov­ern­ment shut­downs.
John­son, who was thrust into the role of House speak­er after hard-right Repub­li­cans teamed up with Democ­rats to remove then-House Speak­er Kevin McCarthy, has attempt­ed to steer the cham­ber through the hijinks of the slim GOP major­i­ty. With John­son rely­ing on Democ­rats for mul­ti­ple stop­gaps to avoid a gov­ern­ment shut­down, includ­ing the like­ly need for Demo­c­ra­t­ic votes to avoid a shut­down this week, Democ­rats are feel­ing good about their chances to retake the cham­ber in Novem­ber.
Sev­er­al House Democ­rats told Politi­co t …