In a surprise revelation, it was announced that Steve Bannon and Republican House GOP campaign strategists have met. There may well be no Civil War in the House of Representatives at least. Apparently, Mr. Bannon’s war is not with the house, but with the Senate. To be accurate, the war is with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Mr. Bannon has specifically targeted the Senate seats that are backed by Mitch McConnell. The design is to put in a new class of Senate Republicans and curtail some of the globalism that is part and parcel of some GOP Senators. Is there a danger that because of this, some Senate seats may be lost to the Democrats? That is in the back of all their minds.
As Written By Alex Isenstadt and Elena Schneider for Politico:
A report that Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon and House Republicans met on Friday to develop a plan to work together:
Top House GOP campaign strategists met with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Friday morning — an indication party leaders are attempting to avert the divisive primaries that Bannon is organizing against Senate 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. At one…….
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