Trump urges Virginians to support Republican candidates, citing 'defense and other work I brought to you'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Lindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment MORE on Tuesday urged voters in Virginia to support Republican candidates as they cast ballots in the state’s highly anticipated legislative elections, citing “massive” work he’s brought to the area and lashing out at the Democratic Party.

“Virginia, with all of the massive amount of defense and other work I brought to you, and with everything planned, go out and vote Republican today,” he tweeted.

“I know the Dems are saying that they have your vote locked up, but that would mean a long slide down," he added. "VOTE REPUBLICAN TODAY!” 

Virginia is one of just four states holding legislative elections this year, and it is the only state in which Democrats could potentially flip control of the state House in their favor.

Trump also retweeted posts from Sunday in which he said Virginia voters could “send a signal to D.C. that you want lower taxes, a strong Military, Border & 2nd Amendment, great healthcare, and must take care of our Vets.”

“I hope everyone in the Great State of Virginia will get out and VOTE on Tuesday in all of the local and state elections to send a signal to D.C. that you want lower taxes, a strong Military, Border & 2nd Amendment, great healthcare, and must take care of our Vets. VOTE REPUBLICAN,” he said.

“Virginia has the best Unemployment and Economic numbers in the history of the State. If the Democrats get in, those numbers will go rapidly in the other direction. On Tuesday, Vote Republican!” he added.

Trump on Monday tweeted support for Virginia State Senate candidate Geary Higgins (R), who is currently a district supervisor in Loudoun County.

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“Great Republican Geary Higgins has my complete and total Endorsement for Virginia Senate, 13th District. He is strong on Crime, the Border, our Military, Cutting Taxes, and protecting your 2nd Amendment. Dem John Bell will take your guns & raise your taxes. Vote for Geary Higgins,” Trump tweeted.

An October Washington Post poll showed that Trump's backing could actually hurt Higgins in the district, as about 60 percent of voters in the district said they were unlikely to vote for a candidate who supported the president.

--Updated at 7:35 a.m.