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 TrumpNadler: I don't understand why Mueller didn't charge Donald Trump Jr., others in Trump Tower meeting Impeachment? Not so fast without missing element of criminal intent House Dem calls on lawmakers to 'insulate' election process following Mueller report MORE will host a fundraiser on Monday for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOn The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Cain says he won't back down, wants to be nominated to Fed Pro-life Christians are demanding pollution protections MORE (D-W.Va.), a top target for Republicans this cycle.

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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) Tester20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall Overnight Energy: Bipartisan Senate group seeks more funding for carbon capture technology | Dems want documents on Interior pick's lobbying work | Officials push to produce more electric vehicle batteries in US Bipartisan senators want 'highest possible' funding for carbon capture technology 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.