FILE - Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., speaks during a rally in Augusta, Ga., on Dec. 10, 2020. Perdue will challenge Gov. Kemp for governor, he announced Monday, Dec, 6, 2021 setting up a bitter 2022 Republican primary fight while Democrat Stacey Abrams is likely to await the winner. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
ATLANTA — Less than a year after losing the presidency, Donald Trump has set out to reshape the GOP in his image across the nation’s top political battlegrounds, sparking bitter primary battles that will force candidates and voters to decide how much to embrace Trump and his grievances.