Steve Bannon tries to stump for a Kansas Republican — but the candidate doesn't want him
Former Trump aide Steve Bannon (left) and Kansas GOP congressional candidate Steve Watkins (right). Images via screengrab.

Former Trump White House aide and ex-Breitbart executive Steve Bannon tried and failed once again to stump for a GOP candidate Tuesday when he drew a tiny crowd and the rebuke of the candidate himself in Kansas.


Sherman Smith, the managing editor of the Topeka Capital-Journal, tweeted Tuesday afternoon that during a campaign appearance for congressional candidate Steve Watkins, the candidate's campaign "called to make it clear they have nothing to do with this rally."

The small crowd in attendance told the journalist that "they were notified by unsolicited text messages" about the rally.

Smith included photos of "Bannon's biggest fans" and the rest of the crowd, which at times was as small in size as 11 and as large as 17.

This isn't the first time Bannon has been rebuked by candidates he was supposed to be stumping for.

Last week, The Daily Beast reported that the former White House chief strategist held a rally of only 200 people upstate New York that wasn't attended by the candidate, David DiPietro.

He also only drew a crowd of 38 during a Staten Island campaign stop, the Beast noted.