Head of the House GOP campaign arm won't seek another term

Head of the House GOP campaign arm won't seek another term
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The head of the House GOP’s campaign arm will step down from his post after losing control of the lower chamber on Tuesday, according to a spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

Rep. Steve StiversSteven (Steve) Ernst StiversOvernight Defense: Woman accusing general of sexual assault willing to testify | Joint Chiefs pick warns against early Afghan withdrawal | Tensions rise after Iran tries to block British tanker House approves amendment to reverse transgender military ban Fed chief: Facebook crypto project poses 'serious concerns' for economy, consumers MORE (R-Ohio), sent an email to staff on Wednesday informing them that he would not seek another term as chairman of the NRCC. He has been at the helm of the campaign arm for one cycle.

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The announcement comes after the House GOP lost its majority in a bruising midterm defeat, with Democrats likely picking up 30 or more seats.

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