House Republican election chair goes to Bannon asking for a truce


The election chairman for the House Republicans paid a visit to Steve Bannon at Breitbart’s Washington office. Bannon pledged not to go to war against House Republicans.

National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) and John Rogers, the organization’s executive director, went to the Capitol Hill townhouse that serves as a base of operations for Bannon and his Breitbart News website. Bannon pledged to Stivers and Rogers that his focus is not on toppling establishment-oriented House incumbents in the 2018 midterm elections, according to two people familiar with the meeting, but rather on waging an all-out war against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Bannon has launched a national effort to target Senate GOP incumbents and other McConnell-aligned Republican candidates.

There was a broad understanding that both sides wouldn’t always agree.

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