Trump Jr. prepares to hit the campaign trail ahead of midterms

Trump Jr. prepares to hit the campaign trail ahead of midterms

President TrumpDonald John TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job MORE's eldest son Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpHouse chairman: Trump lawyers may have given false info about Cohen payments Sarah Sanders says she was interviewed by Mueller's office Trump dismisses Ann Coulter after criticism: 'I hardly know her' MORE is preparing to hit the campaign trail for Republican candidates ahead of the November midterm elections.

A source close to Trump Jr. says he plans to hold rallies and fundraisers for Republicans, particularly in states and districts where the president’s approval ratings are high.

Axios first reported on Trump Jr.’s plans.

Among Trump Jr.’s early targets ahead of the midterms are several Democratic senators up for reelection in states his father won in 2016: Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinSenate confirms Trump pick William Barr as new attorney general GOP wants to pit Ocasio-Cortez against Democrats in the Senate Senate poised to confirm Trump’s attorney general pick MORE (W.Va.), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterHow the border deal came together GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration Border talks stall as another shutdown looms MORE (Mont.), Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMcCaskill: Lindsey Graham 'has lost his mind' Trey Gowdy joins Fox News as a contributor The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump AG pick Barr grilled at hearing | Judge rules against census citizenship question | McConnell blocks second House bill to reopen government MORE (Mo.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyOvernight Energy: Trump taps ex-oil lobbyist Bernhardt to lead Interior | Bernhardt slams Obama officials for agency's ethics issues | Head of major green group steps down Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary EPA's Wheeler faces grilling over rule rollbacks MORE (Ind.).


On Tuesday night, Trump Jr. called West Virginia Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey (R) to congratulate him on his primary election victory. West Virginia might be the first stop on Trump Jr.’s campaign tour.

“There are few people who have a more visceral connection with the GOP base than Don Jr. and he is going to be instrumental in helping to turn them out to vote in November,” a source close to Trump Jr. told The Hill.

Trump Jr. is also adding to his staff ahead of the midterms push. GOP operative Andy Surabian has joined his team and will serve as a political adviser and communications strategist. Surabian is a Trump campaign veteran who also served in the White House as an aide to former chief strategist Stephen Bannon.