2018 Elections

Bannon to Mitch: ‘Your People Are Going Home’ Because of ‘Populist Revolt’

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) winless streak in 2017 on Tuesday evening and said the D.C. establishment is terrified of the economic nationalist movement that is gaining momentum from Alabama to Arizona and poised to send more of McConnell’s allies packing.

Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell

Dick Morris: McConnell Warns Insurgents Can’t Beat Dems – He’s Wrong

As he appeared at President Trump’s side on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell derided conservative insurgent candidates for the Senate saying that they might win primaries but could never win general elections. Implicitly knocking the efforts of Breitbart’s Steve Bannon to mount primaries against incumbent senators, he said: “our primary approach will be to support our incumbents and in open seats to seek to help nominate people who can actually win in November… That’s my approach. That’s the way you keep a governing majority.”

Former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks at a rally for U.S. Senate hopeful Roy Moore, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Fairhope, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Donald Trump on Steve Bannon: Will ‘See if We Talk Him Outta’ Primarying Some ‘Great’ Republicans in 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump held a very short notice press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Monday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, during which Trump said that he may try and talk former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon of recruiting 2018 primary challengers to some congressional Republicans.

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