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 TrumpTrump Jr., Meadows wear matching Trump jackets on 'Fox & Friends' Group auctioning off hunting trip with Donald Trump Jr. Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses MORE will host a fundraiser on Monday for West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), who is challenging incumbent Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Health Care: Appeals court strikes down Medicaid work requirements | Pelosi's staff huddles with aides on surprise billing | Senate Dems pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Senate Democrats pressure Trump to drop ObamaCare lawsuit Manchin not ruling out endorsing Trump reelection MORE (D-W.Va.), a top target for Republicans this cycle.

Former White House press secretary Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerPress: It's time to bring back White House briefings Rapid turnover shapes Trump's government Pelosi gets under Trump's skin on impeachment 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) TesterDemocratic senator: 'The ultimate of ironies' for Trump to hit Romney for invoking his faith Committee on Veterans Affairs sends important message during tense Senate time Democrats cry foul over Schiff backlash 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.