Bannon voices support for Nicholson in primary race

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WAUKESHA, Wisconsin (AP) -- Wisconsin Senate candidate Kevin Nicholson, a consultant for Fortune 500 companies, doesn't look much like the renegade outsiders whom political strategist Steve Bannon says he's recruiting for his war on the Republican establishment.

But Nicholson has Bannon's backing anyway, thanks to his loyalty to President Donald Trump. As Bannon drafts his team of challengers to the old guard, the new guard is increasingly aligned not by ideology, but by its history of support for the president.

Republicans who have criticized the president or been slow to embrace him are out.



 
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