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

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

President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress 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 RossBalancing act: Biden must redefine the US-Saudi relationship Iran begins restricting watchdogs' access to nuclear sites: report Iran poses early test for Biden's diplomacy-first approach 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.