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Stivers Eyes 2018 NRCC Targets

He thinks Trump will appoint some Democratic members to his administration.

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Ally Mutnick
Nov. 21, 2016, 10:17 a.m.

In an in­ter­view, Na­tion­al Re­pub­lic­an Con­gres­sion­al Com­mit­tee Chair­man Steve Stivers (R-OH 15) pre­dicted Don­ald Trump would ap­point some Demo­crat­ic mem­bers of Con­gress to his ad­min­is­tra­tion, cre­at­ing spe­cial-elec­tion pickup op­por­tun­it­ies for the GOP.

He also called Reps. John Mica’s (R-FL 07) and Scott Gar­rett’s (R-NJ 05) dis­tricts top 2018 tar­gets.

Stivers: “There have been ex­cep­tions to the rule where an in­cum­bent pres­id­ent’s party has gained dur­ing the midterm, 2002 for ex­ample. Now that was right after 9/11, and George Bush and Re­pub­lic­ans kind of wrapped them­selves in the flag and gained seats, so it can hap­pen.” (The Hill)

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