Walden to lead GOP House election efforts

U.S. Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon has been named chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The appointment to the position announced by his office on Tuesday puts Walden in charge of efforts to elect more Republicans to the U.S. House of Representatives.

He has served the last four years as deputy chairman of the committee.

Walden will remain chairman of the House subcommittee that oversees communications and technology policy.

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