Trump Jr. to campaign in West Virginia for Manchin challenger

Trump Jr. to campaign in West Virginia for Manchin challenger
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report House chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties Chris Cuomo: 'I should be better than the guys baiting me' MORE, is set to campaign in West Virginia on Monday on behalf of Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey (R), who is trailing Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) in the polls

This will be Trump Jr.'s second campaign rally for the Morrisey, who is the state's attorney general. Trump Jr. has presented Morrisey as an anti-establishment alternate to Manchin, a blue lawmaker in a state that went for President Trump by double-digits.


Trump Jr. during the first event for Morrisey in June called Manchin "part of" the D.C. "swamp" that his father has promised to drain. 

"That's what Trumpism was all about, which is taking on that establishment, not just doing that," Trump Jr. said, according to local news station WSAZ. "Maybe he started off 10 years ago and he may have been great, but now he's become part of that swamp."

Trump Jr. also ripped Manchin after he offered his support for Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Cook Political Report moves Susan Collins Senate race to 'toss up' Sen. Susan Collins: Israel should allow Omar, Tlaib to visit MORE ahead of a confirmation vote. Trump Jr. questioned Manchin's timing because the Democrat did not offer his support until Kavanaugh had the votes needed for confirmation.

Trump Jr.'s "get out the vote" rally with the candidate on Monday will come days after Vice President Pence holds his own rally for Morrisey, the state's attorney general. 

President Trump has held two rallies for Morrisey and the vice president held a fundraiser for him in July. 

A recent survey found that 46 percent of likely voters in West Virginia support Manchin, while 38 percent are backing Morrisey. 

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report slightly favors Manchin in the race, rating it as leaning Democrat.