Rep. Johnson is conservative. He’s pro-tax cuts, pro-spending cuts, pro-life, and pro-gun rights. However, I’m glad that he’ll retire, since he’s been in Congress long enough. I hope that Sen. Brady will run for Congress and that State Rep. Poe will run for Brady’s senate seat.
Johnson is not a Conservative. His voting record is closer to the left (36% liberal as of 2011). Only the execrable Mark Kirk has a lower lifetime Conservative rating (ACU). It’s unfortunate Don Manzullo can’t serve as a replacement, as he lives in the adjacent district (and Constitutionally-speaking, he’s not required to move).