Trump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report

Trump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpMarine unit in Florida reportedly pushing to hold annual ball at Trump property Giuliani clashes with CNN's Cuomo, calls him a 'sellout' and the 'enemy' Giuliani says 'of course' he asked Ukraine to look into Biden seconds after denying it MORE will host a fundraiser Thursday in Washington, D.C., for three Republican House candidates, Politico reported Monday. 

The three candidates — Jay Webber of New Jersey, Ross Spano of Florida and Carol Miller of West Virginia — are all running for seats being vacated by Republican representatives.

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Webber, who is running against Democratic opponent Mikie Sherrill in the race to replace retiring Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R) in New Jersey's 11th Congressional District, announced last week that Trump would be holding the fundraiser for him.

Politico reported Monday that the fundraiser will also be for Spano and Miller. 

Spano is running against Democratic opponent Kristen Carlson in the race for the seat representing Florida's 15th District. The seat is currently held by retiring Rep. Dennis RossDennis Alan RossWave of GOP retirements threatens 2020 comeback Israel should resist Trump's efforts to politicize support Pro-Saudi Arabia think tank abruptly closes in Washington MORE (R).

In the race for the seat representing West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District, Miller is facing off against Democrat Richard Ojeda. The winner will fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Evan JenkinsEvan Hollin JenkinsWest Virginia New Members 2019 Republican Carol Miller holds off Democrat in West Virginia House race Trump to fundraise for 3 Republicans running for open seats: report MORE (R), who resigned from the House this fall and was sworn in as a justice on West Virginia's Supreme Court of Appeals.

Prediction models, such as FiveThirtyEight's House forecast and the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, favor Democrats to win control of the House in next month's midterms. To do so, Democrats would need to pick up 23 seats.