Trump Jr. backs Wyoming businessman in gubernatorial primary

Trump Jr. backs Wyoming businessman in gubernatorial primary
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpWhite House calls Democratic witness's mentioning of president's youngest son 'classless' Lawmakers to watch during Wednesday's impeachment hearing Top Democrats knock Trump on World AIDS Day MORE on Sunday penned an op-ed backing a Wyoming businessman in an upcoming primary to replace outgoing Gov. Matt Mead (R).

Trump Jr. touted the qualification of Foster Friess, a businessman who is among roughly half a dozen Republicans seeking the nomination in an Aug. 21 primary. Trump Jr. praised Friess for his early support of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE's 2016 campaign, noting that the businessman was a key donor.

"Foster stepped up when we needed him most and made a real difference in my father’s campaign, and for that I will always be grateful," Trump Jr. wrote in The Casper Star-Tribune.

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He noted that Friess is a strong advocate of the Second Amendment and a staunch supporter of the president.

"Most importantly, he’s a successful businessman, not a career politician," Trump Jr. added.

Friess is considered among the front-runners for the Republican nomination, along with Wyoming Treasurer Mark Gordon.

Mead, a two-term governor, is unable to run for reelection due to term limits.

Trump Jr. is expected to be a visible presence on the campaign trail ahead of November's midterm elections. He appeared at a campaign rally with his father last month in Montana.

He is expected to campaign in races where Democratic senators up for reelection in states his father won in 2016, including Indiana, West Virginia and Missouri.