Trump's Slide Leaves Republicans Anxious About Holding Control of Congress

The Republican nominee's third major campaign shakeup this week did little to assuage concerns among strategists.

Paul Manafort speaks with the press during an election night event in New York on April 19, 2016.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

A campaign that Republican leaders have been praying will soften its rhetoric is now led by Stephen K. Bannon, the chief of the scorched-earth Breitbart News. A candidate who bragged during the primary about having no need for pollsters now has one, Kellyanne Conway, as campaign manager. And campaign chairman Paul Manafort, a Washington insider who worked to repair and strengthen ties with Republican leaders, is out.

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