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 TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' 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) TesterBennet reintroduces bill to ban lawmakers from becoming lobbyists Schumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever Red-state Democrats worry impeachment may spin out of control 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 McSallyThe Hill's Morning Report - Dem debate contenders take aim at Warren Schumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever Trump-GOP tensions over Syria show signs of easing MORE (R) in her race against Rep. Krysten SinemaKyrsten Lea SinemaTop Arizona GOP official asks supporters to help stop 'gun grabber' Mark Kelly 'dead in his tracks' Trump endorses McSally in Arizona Senate race Abortion rights group knocks Sinema for supporting Trump judicial pick MORE (D). The two women are vying to replace retiring Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeVulnerable senators hold the key to Trump's fate Trump's GOP impeachment firewall holds strong How to survive an impeachment 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 RomneyRomney appears to confirm name of secret Twitter account Graham: 'Stupid' for Trump to ask China to investigate Biden Turkey sanctions face possible wall in GOP Senate 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 HellerThis week: Barr back in hot seat over Mueller report Trump suggests Heller lost reelection bid because he was 'hostile' during 2016 presidential campaign Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary 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 ClintonClinton trolls Trump with mock letter from JFK to Khrushchev Trump-Graham relationship tested by week of public sparring Sunday shows — Mulvaney seeks to tamp down firestorm over quid pro quo comments, Doral decision 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.