Trump adds campaign stops for Senate candidates in Montana, Arizona, Nevada

Trump adds campaign stops for Senate candidates in Montana, Arizona, Nevada
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeorge Conway: ‘Insane’ if Trump spoke to Cohen about testimony Fox’s Wallace to Pence: Is government shutdown all about ‘leverage?' Atlanta to commemorate renaming United Ave from Confederate Ave MORE is scheduled to make three more campaign stops this week to bolster Republicans in key Senate races in the western U.S., his campaign announced late Saturday.

The president will make trips during the second half of the week to Montana, Arizona and Nevada, where Republican Senate candidates are locked in tight races that could help determine control of the upper chamber.

Trump will travel Thursday to Missoula, Mont., where he will likely stump for Matt Rosendale, who is attempting to unseat incumbent Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterCentrist efforts to convince Trump to end shutdown falter Dems offer measure to raise minimum wage to per hour Some Senate Dems see Ocasio-Cortez as weak spokeswoman for party MORE (D) in a state that Trump won by 20 points.


The Cook Political Report rates the race as a "toss-up," and a RealClearPolitics average of polls shows Tester with a 3 percentage point lead in his re-election bid.

On Friday, the president will also make a trip to Mesa, Ariz., where he is expected to boost Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyMark Kelly considering Senate bid as Arizona Dems circle McSally Schumer recruiting top-notch candidate for McCain Senate seat On The Money: Shutdown Day 26 | Pelosi calls on Trump to delay State of the Union | Cites 'security concerns' | DHS chief says they can handle security | Waters lays out agenda | Senate rejects effort to block Trump on Russia sanctions MORE (R) in her race against Rep. Krysten SinemaKyrsten Lea SinemaArizona Senate race a virtual tie: poll Poll: McSally has 7-point lead on Sinema in Arizona Senate race Arizona congressional candidate robbed outside restaurant MORE (D). The two women are vying to replace retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeSchumer recruiting top-notch candidate for McCain Senate seat The Hill's Morning Report — Trump eyes wall money options as shutdown hits 21 days Poll: Sanders most popular senator, Flake least MORE (R-Ariz.).

The race is considered a "toss-up" by Cook, and RealClearPolitics shows McSally with a narrow lead of 0.3 percentage points.

Former President George W. Bush and Utah Senate candidate Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyThe Senate should host the State of the Union Dem leaders avert censure vote against Steve King GOP reasserts NATO support after report on Trump’s wavering MORE (R) are expected to stop in Arizona in the coming days to help bolster McSally's support among more moderate Republicans.

Trump on Saturday will return to Nevada for another appearance likely in support of Sen. Dean HellerDean Arthur HellerTrump’s shifting Cabinet to introduce new faces Trump's most memorable insults and nicknames of 2018 Progressive strategist says changing demographics will help Dems MORE (R-Nev.), who is one of the most vulnerable Republican senators up for re-election. The president was in Las Vegas for a rally roughly three weeks ago in the state that he lost to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonConservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report BuzzFeed story has more to say about media than the president Trump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier MORE in 2016 by 2 points.

Cook Political Report rates the Nevada race as a "toss-up," while a RealCearPolitics average of polls shows Heller with an edge of 2 percentage points.

Trump has held a flurry of campaign rallies in recent weeks as he attempts to aid Republicans hoping to hold onto majorities in the Senate and House. He has in recent weeks taken trips to Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Ohio, Kentucky, Kansas and West Virginia, among other locations.