RACE FOR THE HOUSE | PA-6 | MI-8 | TX-32 | NJ-11 | TX-7 | TX-23 | NJ-7 | AZ-2 | FL-26 | CA-45 | CA-49 | CA-25 | CA-39 | NC-13

Threat of Bannon Interference Worries Some House Republicans

A new advocacy group launched TV ads urging several House members to pass the Dream Act.

Nov. 27, 2017, 10:41 a.m.

“Steve Bannon is telling people he’s not coming after mainstream Republicans in the House the way he’s targeting senators with anti-establishment disrupters in primaries. Many in the House are looking over their shoulders all the same. ‘I can’t read Mr. Bannon’s mind,’ said” Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC 13), “who could well be on the list.”

“When Bannon met this month with” NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers “he told Stivers their goals are aligned. They’re ‘largely on the same page to defend and expand’ the party’s majority, though there ‘might be a race here or there’ where they clash, said Andrew Surabian, a Bannon associate and adviser to the Great America Alliance, a pro-Trump political organization.” (AP)

ON THE AIR. The Emerson Collective, an advocacy group led by Laurene Powell-Jobs, has launched a TV and digital ad campaign urging voters to ask their representative to pass the Dream Act. The ads will target Reps. Ed Royce (R-CA 39), Steve Knight (R-CA 25), Darrell Issa (R-CA 49), Mimi Walters (R-CA 45), Carlos Curbelo (R-FL 26), Martha McSally (R-AZ 02), Leonard Lance (R-NJ 07), Will Hurd (R-TX 23), Pete Sessions (R-TX 32), John Culberson (R-TX 07), Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ 11), Mike Bishop (R-MI 08) and Ryan Costello (R-PA 06). (West Chester Daily Local)

WARNING POLLS. “Democrats lead their Republican rivals by 10.7 percent on the generic congressional ballot, according to the most recent RealClearPolitics average of available polling data. That mark is the highest that average has gone since just before the 2010 elections, where Republicans netted 63 House seats.” (The Hill)

BLAST FROM THE PAST. “One chairman quit early. The chairmen of four other full committees plus at least eight subcommittee chairmen are retiring or seeking other office. With still a year to go until the election, that’s the biggest exodus of the House members in charge of setting priorities and writing legislation since the 109th Congress in 2005-2006, when five Republican committee chairmen didn’t seek re-election. Democrats won a majority of House seats that year.” (Bloomberg)

What We're Following See More »
TOO FRIENDLY WITH COAL?
Manchin Named Top Democrat on Energy Committee
5 hours ago
THE DETAILS
HEADS TO HOUSE FOR FINAL PASSAGE
Senate Passes Farm Bill, 87-13
6 hours ago
THE LATEST
"MERITLESS LAWSUIT"
Stormy Daniels Ordered to Pay Nearly $300K to Trump
6 hours ago
THE LATEST
GOP WILL ADD A SEAT AS WELL
Harris to Remain on Judiciary Committee
11 hours ago
THE LATEST
SAYS MCCONNELL
Senate To Take Up Criminal Justice
12 hours ago
WHY WE CARE

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the Senate will take up criminal justice reform legislation as soon as this week, marking a win for President Donald Trump and a remarkable turnaround for the bill. The latest version of the measure could be released as soon as Tuesday, according to two sources familiar with the matter, and is likely to win over more Republican support on a plan that had sharply divided the GOP."

Source:
×
×

Welcome to National Journal!

You are currently accessing National Journal from IP access. Please login to access this feature. If you have any questions, please contact your Dedicated Advisor.

Login