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Trump plans nearly a dozen more rallies before midterms

Trump plans nearly a dozen more rallies before midterms

WASHINGTON – President Trump plans to hold 11 campaign rallies in seven states in the run-up to the midterm elections.

The president’s schedule includes stops in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Trump will be in Florida Wednesday, backing Gov. Rick Scott for the US Senate seat occupied by Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) He’s also endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis over progressive Democratic hopeful Andrew Gillum.

On Thursday, Trump will be in Columbia, Missouri, to support Republican Josh Hawley, who is trying to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill, the incumbent Democrat.

On Friday, the president will begin with a rally in Huntington, West Virginia.

He’s backing Republican Senate hopeful Patrick Morrisey over Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin, despite Manchin’s vote in favor of Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The president will then move on to Indianapolis, Indiana, where Republican Mike Braun looks poised to take out Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly.

Trump will begin Saturday in Bozeman, Montana, on behalf of Republican Matt Rosendale, who’s challenging Democratic Sen. Jon Tester.

The president will then fly back to Florida and hold a rally in Pensacola, to again champion Republican candidates.

On Sunday, Trump will hold a rally in Macon, Georgia, for Republican Brian Kemp, who’s running against Democratic darling Stacey Abrams for the state’s governor’s mansion.

The president will then move on to Chattanooga, Tennessee, where Rep. Marsha Blackburn, the Republican, is trying to win the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) The state’s former Democratic governor, Phil Bredesen – who was endorsed by singer Taylor Swift – is also vying for the seat.

On Monday – the day before the election – Trump will begin in Cleveland, Ohio, move to Fort Wayne, Indiana, and finish the day in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

While Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown looks poised to keep his seat over Republican challenger, Rep. Jim Renacci, the race to replace Ohio’s outgoing governor, John Kasich, looks tighter, with Democrat Richard Cordray less than three points ahead of Republican Mike DeWine in the polling averages compiled by RealClearPolitics.

The president has held 53 rallies in 23 states since taking office in January 2017.

This Tuesday, however, Trump will travel to Pittsburgh to visit friends and family of the victims of Saturday’s synagogue massacre.

Published at Mon, 29 Oct 2018 23:01:03 +0000