You’ve got to hand it to Eric Johnson. After weeks of speculation that he might not run, he decided to run again. He’s going to run against a Democrat pledging to spend $500,000.00 of his own money to beat him. And what does Johnson do? He goes out and raises money for other Republicans. He has one lined up for David Shafer. He will be helping a number of other people as well.
There had been whispers that the freshmen might hold a rebellion against Senate leadership during the session. It did not pan out and, in fact, the Senate went on to deliver a fairly positive conservative agenda.
So here is a guy who is running against a well funded challenger, and he is out helping other Republicans and shoring up his personal relationships within the caucus and shoring up the caucus itself. That, my friends, is good leadership.