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

Parker Poling, the top aide to Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryHillicon Valley: Trump seeks review of Pentagon cloud-computing contract | FTC weighs updating kids' internet privacy rules | Schumer calls for FaceApp probe | Report says states need more money to secure elections Maxine Waters says her committee will call in Zuckerberg to testify about Libra House asks Facebook: 'What is Libra?' 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 McCarthyRepublicans suffer whiplash from Trump's erratic week Steve King defends remarks on rape, incest Omar says US should reconsider aid to Israel 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.