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 cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump remarks deepen distrust with intelligence community Trump remarks deepen distrust with intelligence community Lieu trolls Trump with 'warning' to foreign powers on office door 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.

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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 KavanaughAnticipation builds for final Supreme Court rulings Anticipation builds for final Supreme Court rulings Trump throws support behind 'no brainer' measure to ban burning of American flag 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.