SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) — Republicans will hold a majority in the House of Representatives for the first time since Rep. Dusty Johnson entered Congress in 2018, but it’s unlikely to change the South Dakota Republican’s political style to focus on conservative politics rather than hot cable news or Twitter, he told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Johnson will begin his third term next year after an easy re-election campaign in which he faced no Democratic opponent in the heavily red state. It was in part an acknowledgment by the state’s Democrats that Johnson can attract moderate voters. And now that his party is in a majority for the first time since his trip to Washington, the 46-year-old said he expects to chair either an agriculture or transportation infrastructure subcommittee.