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Trump Jr., Kid Rock to campaign for GOP Michigan Senate candidate John James

Trump Jr., Kid Rock to campaign for GOP Michigan Senate candidate John James
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Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpElection Countdown: Takeaways from heated Florida governor's debate | DNC chief pushes back on 'blue wave' talk | Manchin faces progressive backlash | Trump heads to Houston rally | Obama in Las Vegas | Signs of huge midterm turnout The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Early ballots pouring in with 15 days to the midterms O'Rourke's rise raises hopes for Texas Dems down ballot MORE and Michigan-native Kid Rock will attend a rally next week in support of Michigan Senate candidate John James (R).

James touted the visit in an advertisement on Thursday, and wrote on Twitter that his campaign had moved the Oct. 17 event to a larger venue due to demand.

Kid Rock will perform two songs at the rally, and Trump Jr. will be joined by his girlfriend and former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Kid Rock last year teased the possibility he would run against Sen. Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowElection Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach Republican Senate candidate apologizes after swastika spotted in campaign ad Poll: Dem Stabenow has 9-point lead over Republican James in Michigan Senate race MORE (D-Mich.), but ultimately conceded he did not plan to launch a campaign. James won a primary in August to secure the Republican nomination to challenge Stabenow, the three-term incumbent.

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The national GOP has rallied around James in his bid to unseat Stabenow, with Vice President Pence making multiple appearances in Michigan to bolster his candidacy, and President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report Trump to nominate former Monsanto exec to top Interior position White House aides hadn’t heard of Trump's new tax cut: report MORE endorsing the military veteran and business executive.

Trump won the state in the 2016 election by roughly 10,000 votes.

A RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Stabenow leading James in the race by roughly 16 percentage points.

Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, rates the seat as "likely Democrat."