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Trump Jr. to hold fundraiser for Manchin challenger

Trump Jr. to hold fundraiser for Manchin challenger
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDems fear party is headed to gutter from Avenatti’s sledgehammer approach Trump Jr. to stump in Indiana for Pence’s brother and governor hopeful Donald Trump Jr. blasts Beto O’Rourke: ‘Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic’ MORE will host a fundraiser on Monday for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinTrump makes new overtures to Democrats Gillibrand backs Manchin, Bredesen despite their support of Kavanaugh Senate heads home to campaign after deal on Trump nominees MORE (D-W.Va.), a top target for Republicans this cycle.

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerGuilfoyle says she'd be open to White House job if Trump asks Cramer's comments on Kavanaugh allegations under scrutiny in close N. Dakota race Spicer: Press have 'a personal animus' against Trump administration MORE and former Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller will also be on hand for the New York City fundraiser, according to an invitation obtained by The Hill.

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Trump Jr. joined Morrisey on the campaign trail at a stop in Charleston last month, and a source close to the president’s son says he’ll continue to be involved in the race down the stretch.

“This won’t be the last time that Don gets involved in the West Virginia race,” the source said. “Manchin is a top target of his.”

Manchin is one of 10 Senate Democrats up for reelection this year in a state Trump won in 2016. Trump carried West Virginia by more than 40 points, making Manchin among the most vulnerable of the red-state Democrats up for reelection.

Still, Manchin holds a 7-point lead over Morrisey, according to the RealClearPolitics average.

Trump Jr. has also been actively campaigning for Republican Matt Rosendale, who is taking on Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterThe Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Trump travels to hurricane-ravaged Florida, Georgia Trump adds campaign stops for Senate candidates in Montana, Arizona, Nevada Democrats hold fading odds of winning Senate this November MORE (D) in Montana.

Trump Jr. has stumped for Rosendale in the state and helped raise more than $130,000 for his campaign at a fundraiser last month.

Trump carried Montana by more than 20 points in 2016. The only survey of the race taken this month found Tester with a slim 3-point advantage.