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 TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: 'I wouldn't trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child' MORE's eldest son Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpSouth Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump Jr. knocks CNN's Chris Cuomo over interview with father: 'I'm not pretending to be a journalist' 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) ManchinKoch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads George Floyd and the upcoming Texas Democratic Senate runoff Energy companies cancel Atlantic Coast Pipeline MORE (W.Va.), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterInternal poll shows tight battle in Montana House race Bipartisan Senate group offers bill to strengthen watchdog law after Trump firings Senate confirms Trump's watchdog for coronavirus funds MORE (Mont.), Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillTrump mocked for low attendance at rally Missouri county issues travel advisory for Lake of the Ozarks after Memorial Day parties Senate faces protracted floor fight over judges amid pandemic safety concerns MORE (Mo.) and Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyEx-Sen. Joe Donnelly endorses Biden Lobbying world 70 former senators propose bipartisan caucus for incumbents MORE (Ind.).

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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.