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

Parker Poling, the top aide to Rep. Patrick McHenryPatrick Timothy McHenryThe Hill’s Morning Report – Capitol Hill weighs action on racial justice as protests carry on Top bank regulator announces abrupt resignation Trump campaign launches new fundraising program with House Republicans 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.

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“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 McCarthyHouse Republicans hopeful about bipartisan path forward on police reform legislation Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names McConnell: States should make decision on Confederate statues 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.

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