Walden to lead GOP House election efforts

Walden to lead GOP House election efforts

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Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., joins Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, left, and other GOP leaders after meeting to work out a budget deal and avoid a government shutdown, in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. From left are Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., Walden, and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., right. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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NWCN.com

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Updated Thursday, Nov 15 at 6:29 AM

WASHINGTON -- 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.

In last week's election, he defeated Democratic challenger Joyce Segers to retain his seat in Oregon's sprawling 2nd District.

This is the second consecutive election in which he has defeated Segers, the former owner of a medical billing company.

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