Ann Kirkpatrick

Back us so we can block Clinton agenda, say some Republicans

It's just a trickle now, but some Republicans are urging people to back GOP congressional candidates because they'd constrain Hillary Clinton's agenda should she be elected president this November.

Republicans don't want to be blamed for prematurely giving up on Donald Trump, the party's presidential nominee, for fear of alienating his supporters. But with Trump lagging in most polls and Election Day two months off, many in the GOP view the strategy as low-risk because of the deep antipathy many Republicans hold toward Clinton.

"Trump supporters are so die-hard that it's highly unlikely they're going to vote for Democratic candidates," said GOP strategist Ron...