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Walden Upbeat About Maintaining GOP's Majority

Ryan said Trump is "not my kind of conservative."

July 19, 2016, 7:47 a.m.

In a briefing Monday at the RNC, NRCC Chairman Greg Walden “praised GOP House members for ‘creating their own identities in their own districts,’ singling out” Reps. John Katko (R-NY 24), Martha McSally (R-AZ 02), and Will Hurd (R-TX 23). “In the face of a potentially tumultuous convention and election cycle, Walden and [NRCC executive director Rob] Simms took refuge in” former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s (D) “slumping favorability ratings. … The duo … described several other factors that will help Republicans hold the majority including what they called failed recruitment" by the DCCC. (Roll Call)

Meanwhile, Rep. Ryan Zinke’s (R-MT) convention appearance showed how national security may be an exception to House members running localized races. “He both played up his national security credentials and that of his party, while leaving some space between himself and all of the presumptive nominee’s positions.” (Roll Call)

SPEAKING OUT. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI 01) said Monday that real estate mogul Donald Trump (R) is a conservative but is "not my kind of conservative." (The Hill)

ON THE ROAD AGAIN. Former Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) “will kick off a six-week, cross-country bus trek this week, campaigning and fundraising for House Republicans. … All told, Boehner will help rally constituents for about 20 lawmakers, participate in at least two fundraisers for the" NRCC "and make guest appearances with Reps. Chris Collins (R-NY 27), David Joyce (R-OH 14), Mike Kelly (R-PA 03) and Dave Trott (R-MI 11).” (Politico)

DOWN-BALLOT BLUES. "Three of the most Re­pub­lic­an states fea­ture House races where Trump could help Demo­crats win a com­pet­it­ive re­match, de­fend their own in­cum­bent, and ex­pand the map in­to pre­vi­ously safe GOP ter­rit­ory. Demo­crat­ic strategists said Trump at the top of tick­et makes them more op­tim­ist­ic about top­pling in­cum­bents in two states where polls cur­rently show he is un­der­per­form­ing Mitt Rom­ney’s sup­port in 2012: Utah, a heav­ily Mor­mon state with strong re­li­gious ob­jec­tions to the nom­in­ee, and Kan­sas, where sub­urb­an, well-edu­cated demo­graph­ics im­prove their chances. They also cited Demo­crat­ic Rep. Brad Ash­ford’s seat in Omaha, Neb­raska, where Hil­lary Clin­ton is com­pet­ing for an elect­or­al vote." (National Journal)

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