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Trump says only reason to vote Democrat is ‘if you’re tired of winning’

President Trump on Tuesday pitched his case for Republicans in the upcoming midterm elections, suggesting that the only reason to vote for a Democrat is “if you’re tired of winning.”

Trump issued the all-caps message shortly before departing for an event in Philadelphia.

{mosads} The president this week will make three separate trips to stump for Republican candidates. He traveled to Tennessee on Monday in support of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R), who is in the midst of a a close race against former Gov. Phil Bredesen.

On Tuesday, Trump will head to Mississippi in support of Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) for a rally that was canceled last month amid Hurricane Florence.

Hyde-Smith is hoping to retain the Senate she seat she was appointed to in April after Thad Cochran resigned. She is facing a challenge from two Democrats and Republican Chris McDaniel in a special election in November.

On Thursday, Trump will be in Minnesota, a state he narrowly lost in the 2016 election. Republicans are hoping to win key House races in the state and to defeat Sen. Tina Smith (D).

This week’s rallies follow a Saturday appearance in West Virginia, where Trump stumped for Patrick Morrisey, who is hoping to defeat vulnerable incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).

Trump has frequently criticized Democrats as “obstructionists” and called for voters to elect more Republicans to enact his agenda. He has in recent weeks grown more visible on the campaign trail as the midterm campaign enters its final month.

While Trump has insisted a “red wave” is possible, Democrats are seeking to re-take control of the House and Senate and hold a 7.4 percentage point lead on the generic congressional ballot, according to a RealClearPolitics average of polls.

Democrats need to win 23 seats to win back the majority in the House, and need to pick up two seats to do the same in the Senate.

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