Greg Walden will seek another term as NRCC chairman

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) (Photo by ASTRID RIECKEN For The Washington Post)
Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.)
(File photo /Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post)

Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) plans to seek another term as head of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

"I fully intend to seek reelection as NRCC chairman. I've enjoyed the work. I think it's important work," Walden told reporters on Tuesday. "It's especially important going forward in the presidential cycle to build what [former chairman] Pete Sessions and I started."

Walden is in his first cycle as NRCC chairman. He was elected to the post after the 2012 election.

House Republicans are in good position to hold their majority this November. Democrats would need to pick up 17 seats to win it -- a goal most observers acknowledge is all but impossible.

Walden reiterated a previously stated goal of gaining 11 seats in the fall to get to 245, calling it an "ambitious" but  "attainable" goal.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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