House Republican leaders have met with Breitbart warrior Steve Bannon to make peace ahead of the 2018 Midterm elections.
Talks were led by Ohio Representative Steve Stivers, chief of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and the committee’s executive director John Rogers.
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“It was very apparent from the start that Congressman Stivers wanted to find ways to work with Steve,” reported Bannon’s pal and confidant Andrew Surabian.
“And it didn’t take long for Steve make it known that he was not at war with the NRCC or Congressman Stivers.”
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With the 2018 elections looming, House Republican campaign operatives have negotiated a cease-fire of sorts with Steve Bannon and his anti-establishment allies — even as Bannon wages war on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Senate GOP incumbents.
The peace talks were led by Ohio Rep. Steve Stivers, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, and John Rogers, the NRCC’s executive director — both of whom are charged with protecting the House Republican majority in the 2018 midterm elections.
Stivers and Rogers met with Bannon last week to gauge where House incumbents stood in the brewing GOP civil war, which has pit Bannon against McConnell.
“It was very apparent from the start that Congressman Stivers wanted to find ways to work with Steve,” said Andrew Surabian, a top Bannon ally. “And it didn’t take long for Steve make it known that he was not at war with the NRCC or Congressman Stivers.”
“I can just tell you the intention of this meeting was simply to establish a relationship,” said Gorman.
Stivers and Rogers asked whether Bannon would be willing to sign a fundraising appeal on behalf of the House Republican campaign committee, and Bannon said yes, he would consider that, according to an NRCC official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss the meeting publicly.
That stands in stark contrast to Bannon’s role in the 2018 Senate races, where he and his allies have launched a blistering crusade against several Senate GOP incumbents whom they see as too close to McConnell.
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