U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson to retire from Congress

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U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson announced Friday morning that he will not seek re-election to represent his Plano-based North Texas seat in Congress. Johnson, a Vietnam War veteran, made the announcement over email Friday. "After much prayer, I have decided I will not seek re-election to serve the Third District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2018," he wrote. "This will be my final term in the appropriately named 'People’s House.'" His seat is strongly Republican, and the GOP primary will most likely determine who will replace him in Congress. Names floated as possible contenders...

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