Steve Bannon praises Democrats (Image: GETTY)
The former Breitbart chairman said the opposing party played a “fair fight” and urged supporters to show the same enthusiasm as their Democratic counterparts.
Mr Bannon said: “I tip my hat to the opposition. I like a good, fair fight.
“They have been aggressive. They’ve raised money. They’ve been on message.
“And it’s up to us, right? You get the Trump people out, you’re going to win.”
He added a New York Times poll put Kansas Democrat congressional candidate Paul Davis at a four-point lead over Republican Steve Watkins.
Emphasising Kansas’ potentially pivotal role in deciding which party controls the House of Representatives, he said if Mr Davis wins “we’re going to lose this”.
It was the poll that apparently sparked him to fly to Kansas and hold the impromptu meeting at a Holiday Inn Express on the US-24 highway.
Urging supporters to help campaign for the Republican Party in the final stretch