Veteran Capitol Hill aide Parker Poling to serve as next NRCC executive director

Parker Poling, the top aide to Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryNew push to open banks to marijuana industry On The Money: Consumer bureau proposes scrapping borrower safeguards from payday loan rule | Negotiators running out of time to avert shutdown | Trump nominates World Bank critic as its next chief On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (R-N.C.), will be the National Republican Congressional Committee's (NRCC) next executive director, officials told Politico.

Poling will work under Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), who was elected NRCC chairman by Republicans as the GOP looks to win back its House majority in 2020 after losing it this cycle.

Poling, who has worked under McHenry since 2007, called it an "honor" to be named the next executive director of the NRCC.


“I am thankful to Chairman Emmer and the entire Republican leadership for entrusting me with this responsibility as we work to regain the majority in 2020," she said in a statement to Politico. 

Emmer in a statement to the news outlet called Poling "sharp, experienced, hardworking and selfless" and said she is "a well-known commodity among our members and their staff."

“She shares my enthusiasm and laser focus to put Republicans back in charge and together that's exactly what we plan to do in the 2020 election cycle," Emmer added.

Rep. Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthySteve King spins GOP punishment into political weapon Steve King asks for Congressional Record correction over white supremacist quote Steve King urges supporters to pray for his committee assignments to be restored: report MORE (R-Calif.), who will be the minority leader in the next Congress, told Politico that Emmer "picked a winner" in Poling.

“Her deep knowledge of the House political landscape will help Tom and the entire Committee establish and execute a winning strategy to take back the House in 2020," he said.