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GOP's Trump wing risks Senate

Sen. Jeff Flake's surprise decision against seeking re-election marked a major victory for Stephen K. Bannon and his pirate band of Republicans. But the larger question Wednesday was whether the insurgency will cost the GOP its thin majority on Capitol Hill.

The fratricide that Bannon, a former White House adviser, is waging against President Donald Trump's critics threatens to undermine the party's Senate hopefuls and has already lifted Democratic prospects, boosting the possibility of shaving the GOP's 52-48 majority or eliminating it altogether.

"It's causing Republicans to spend money defending their own rather than

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