On Tuesday at 12:33 p.m. this reporter received a text message, reading: "Support Trump and MAGA! RED TIDE RISING RALLY with STEVE BANNON Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5 pm." and "Reply MAGA if you will attend."

No google searches prompted any conferences or announced any appearances of Bannon, and no e-mail inquiries were responded to. With the recent flurry of text messages plaguing and confusing Kansas voters, it felt safe to assume it was another falsified text, as there was a complete lack of evidence.

But there was a micro-rally held in North Topeka, and Steve Bannon did appear. Bannon told the crowd Democrat Paul Davis' four point lead over Republican Steve Watkins had spurred his surprise visit to Kansas. Although he later declined to praise Watkins, stating he didn't campaign for individual candidates. 

A spokesperson for Watkins, Bryan Piligra, made it clear the campaign had nothing to do with the Bannon event.

Bannon informed the 25 people present in the Holiday Inn Express conference room he expects the Democrats to take over the House and use Robert Mueller's report on President Donald Trump to commence impeachment proceedings. Bannon reported Mueller will deliver the report before the end of the year.

"We're going to lose this," Bannon said, if the Trump's support system doesn't show up and vote in the mid-terms.

"I tip my hat to the opposition," Bannon continued, "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."

Bannon said the goal of these micro-rallies is to ignite a grassroots effort to drive GOP voters to the polls.

"People saw how Democrats would comport themselves after they won. They saw the mob scene afterwards," referring to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, which spurred wide-spread opposition over allegations of sexual assault against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Bannon also cited the "Time's Up" movement as a driving force behind liberal enthusiasm.

"I said, 'If we don't counter that, we're going to get smoked'," Bannon said, "And I think you saw that in the polling early."

Democratic National Committee representative Christopher Reeves offered comment, saying "you know your candidates by the people who rally to support them. Steve Bannon was worshipped and publicly praised by the American Nazi Party, David Duke and others. He once said feminism is worse than cancer," Reeves continued citing Bannon's radicalism as the reason he was fired from the Trump administration. Bannon is President Trumps former White House Chief Strategist and co-founded Breitbart News, a far-right website which he described in 2016 as "the platform for the alt-right."

Before leaving the hotel, a woman lamented those disinclined to vote for candidates like Watkins, suspecting them to be RINOs, or republicans in name only. 

"This is the fundamental problem throughout the country," Bannon said, adding that Trump voters have to be motivated in smaller elections. "Like she just said right there, a lot of them are people who say, 'Hey, the guy's a RINO, I'm not going to do it.' It's not about that. This is all about empowering the Trump base."