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 they don’t mind helping Johnson when they can get their spending priorities and be the saving
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