|Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.) will contend for the Ways and Means gavel if a legitimate race opens up to succeed current Chairman Bill Thomas (R-Calif.).|
Johnson’s candidacy has been largely overlooked, with all eyes on Reps. Jim McCrery (R-La.) and Clay Shaw (R-Fla.), who have both been positioning themselves to succeed Thomas. But Johnson told The Hill recently that she would like to be considered for the post.