This is a surprise. Johnson has a mediocre record, but he represents a district that’s marginal and which voted for Obama. Rodney Davis seems to be well-regarded by political insiders, but has he ever been elected to anything? The one big plus is that the Democrat nominee is a leftist perennial candidate.
Chapin Rose just won the primary to run for state senate I wouldn’t think he would be in line for this nomination. TJ isn’t the most charismatic rep but he has been rock solid on most conservative issues.