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McConnell Smacks Bannon, Calls Him a ‘Specialist at Nominating People Who Lose’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Sunday called Steve Bannon a “specialist in nominating people who lose,” in reference to the former White House chief strategist’s campaign to topple him and other incumbent Republicans. “Trying to cook up an issue like this that’s irrelevant is only going to create divisions and make it more difficult for us to win in November,” McConnell said on Fox News Sunday. Bannon has waged war against McConnell, and has pledged to defeat every Republican incumbent up for re-election in 2018 except for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).