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  • In GOP Primaries, Candidates Battle to Be the Trumpiest

    Dozens of people vying for elected offices echo the president’s slogans and style, testing the extent of his impact on the Republican Party

    Republican candidates hoping to ​stand out ​in a crowded 2018 primary are taking a page from President Donald Trump's playbook. Video/Photo: Madeline Marshall/The Wall Street Journal

    President Donald Trump is leaving his mark on the Republican Party, with political candidates across the country shaping themselves in his populist, antiestablishment mold.

    In races for Congress, governor and other offices, dozens of insurgent Republican candidates are touting their ties to Mr. Trump, echoing his slogans and seeking his endorsement against GOP rivals who are more conventional.

    “I’m not a career politician. I’m...

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