Stephen K. Bannon, the executive chairman of Breitbart News delivers the keynote address at opening dinner of the 2017 Fall Convention of the California Republican Party held in Anaheim.
“Steve Bannon is not shy about taking on the establishment on behalf of hard-working Americans,” said California Republican Party Chairman Jim Brulte. “He is a leading voice in the effort to drain the swamp in Washington D.C., a change desperately needed since it has limited our progress.”
Bannon left Breitbart for a year-long leave of absence in August 2016, first to take over President Donald J. Trump‘s campaign as the effort’s CEO and then as the president’s chief strategist at the White House.
According to Amazon-owned Alexa analytics, Breitbart is the 50th most popular website in all of America. In September, he was named by Politico Magazine #1 of their Annual Top 50 for being “the man who got us here.”
After returning to Breitbart, Bannon declared that he would take on opponents of the president’s national-populist agenda, even if it meant opposing Trump himself.
Central to Bannon’s war on the GOP establishment is his plan to primary incumbent Republican senators going into the 2018 midterm elections.
“Of course, California has its own swamp in Sacramento that also needs draining,” Brulte said.
“We’re eager to hear from Mr. Bannon and look forward to having him join us at our upcoming convention,” he said.