Walden to Chair NRCC

Looks to Grow GOP Majority in Next Election, While Remaining atop Communications Subcommittee
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House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) was elected chairman of the National Republican Congressional committee Tuesday, succeeding Pete Sessions (R-Texas). Walden can remain chair of the subcommittee.

The NRCC raises funds and provides other candidate services to elect Republicans to the House.

Walden conceded that the Republicans had suffered some losses in the House in the last election -- those include Walden Communications subcommittee colleague Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) -- but also pointed out that the House still had its second largest majority since World War II.

Walden said he believed he could grow that majority in 2014. "It can be done, and we intend to do it," he said.