One of the most popular conservative US Representatives in the country is under attack. Despite being a front-runner for Speaker of the House, and endorsed by Freedom Works and Tea Party Patriots, challengers have lined up to take him down in his district. And it is not just the Democrats, a Republican has thrown his hat into the ring to try and take him down.
Representative Jordan is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and works tirelessly to keep congressional leaders in check as Washington drives off the cliff on a daily basis.
According to Cleveland.com:
He’s so popular that organizations like the Tea Party Patriots and FreedomWorks have said they’d like Jordan to become Speaker of the House when current House Speaker Paul Ryan leaves Congress.
“A House with Speaker Jordan at the gavel would actually pass laws, stand on principle and cut spending,” said a statement from FreedomWorks president and CEO Adam Brandon. “Speaker Jordan would make Congress work again.”
This year’s anti-incumbent mood is so strong that even Jordan has a primary opponent on the ballot: Joseph Miller of Marion. Miller did not respond to repeated telephone calls and text messages seeking more information about his candidacy. The two Democratic candidates seeking Jordan’s seat were more eager to discuss their campaigns.