Republicans nationwide begin to chase Steve Bannon’s endorsement
McClatchy ^ | October 11, 2017 | Katie Glueck
Posted on 10/11/2017, 12:04:22 PM by 2ndDivisionVet
FAIRHOPE, Ala. — The Steve Bannon primary is on—and it’s playing out at every level of government.
Top Senate recruits are wooing him by phone, and candidates for state legislature are cornering him at political rallies. Primary rivals are openly jockeying for the support of his network, and insurgent Republican hopefuls text him, dine with him and traipse to his Washington townhouse in the hopes of securing his blessing.
“Steve is one of Washington’s Pied Pipers of the conservative movement,” said Brett Doster, media consultant for Roy Moore, the GOP candidate who won a hotly contested Alabama Senate primary runoff, aided in part by Bannon.
With Moore’s victory late last month, Bannon, the ex-White House chief strategist and current leader of the hard-right outlet Breitbart, is suddenly at the center of GOP races across the board, heavily involved in boosting a slate of Senate challengers as candidates up and down the ballot try to land his support…..
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