Bannon lays down markers for GOP incumbents

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has declared war on the Republican establishment, and now he's amassing his troops.

Bannon is promoting challengers to GOP incumbents and the party's preferred candidates in next year's midterm elections. It's an insurgency that could imperil Republican majorities in the House and Senate.

The emerging Bannon class shares few ideological ties but has a common intent to upend Washington and knock out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the standard-bearer of the establishment.