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Trump to make final midterm push with 11 rallies in six days

Trump to make final midterm push with 11 rallies in six days

President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE is set to embark on a campaign blitz in the final week before the midterm elections, traveling to eight states to provide a last-minute boost to GOP candidates in key races, the White House announced Monday. 

The president will hold 11 campaign events in six days beginning Wednesday, including stops in Florida, Montana, Indiana, Missouri and other battleground states that will determine control of the Senate.

Following a previously announced rally on Wednesday in Florida for gubernatorial candidate former Rep. Ron DeSantisRon DeSantisFlorida scientist who accused state of manipulating coronavirus data tests positive for COVID-19, turns herself in Overnight Health Care: Testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing | Health workers refusing vaccine is growing problem | Incoming CDC director expects 500,000 COVID deaths by mid-February COVID-19 testing capacity strained as localities struggle with vaccine staffing MORE (R), Trump will head to Columbia, Mo., on Thursday where Senate candidate Josh Hawley, the state attorney general, is aiming to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief Lobbying world Former McCaskill aides launch PAC seeking to thwart Hawley MORE (D).

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The president will begin the day on Friday in Huntington, W.Va., where state attorney Patrick Morrisey is challenging Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden EPA asks Justice Dept. to pause defense of Trump-era rules | Company appeals rejection of Pebble Mine | Energy pick Granholm to get hearing Wednesday Nomination hearing for Biden Energy pick Granholm set for Wednesday Bipartisan Senate gang to talk with Biden aide on coronavirus relief MORE (D). Trump will then travel to Indianapolis, Ind., to boost former state lawmaker Mike Braun in his bid against Sen. Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellyBiden and Schumer face battles with left if Democrats win big Harris walks fine line on Barrett as election nears The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Showdown: Trump-Biden debate likely to be nasty MORE (D).

Trump will spend the first part of the day Saturday in Bozeman, Mont., returning to the state for a third time since Labor Day to bolster state auditor Matt Rosendale's campaign against Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSenate Democrats leery of nixing filibuster 50-50 Senate opens the door to solutions outlasting Trump's moment of violence Biden VA pick faces 'steep learning curve' at massive agency MORE (D). 

The president will jet off to Pensacola, Fla., later in the day for another rally in support of DeSantis in his race against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D). Trump has backed Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) in his Senate race against Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonNRSC chair says he'll back GOP incumbents against Trump primary challengers Georgia Senate races shatter spending records Georgia voters flood polls ahead of crucial Senate contests MORE (D) as well, but Scott has yet to appear at a campaign rally with the president.

Sunday will see Trump make stops in Macon, Ga., to back gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp (R) in his contest against Democrat Stacey Abrams, as well as Chattanooga, Tenn., where he will urge support for Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' Senate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official Colbert asks Republicans 'have you had enough?' in live show after Capitol violence MORE (R) in her race against former Gov. Phil Bredesen (D) to replace retiring Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP lawmaker patience runs thin with Trump tactics Former GOP senator: Republicans cannot let Trump's 'reckless' post-election claims stand Cornyn: Relationships with Trump like 'women who get married and think they're going to change their spouse' MORE (R).

Trump will make three stops on the final day before Election Day. He will head to Cleveland to back gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine (R) against Richard CordrayRichard Adams CordrayConsumer bureau director resigns after Biden's inauguration Biden consumer bureau pick could take over agency on Inauguration Day Consumer bureau vet who battled Trump will lead Biden plans to overhaul agency MORE (D), followed by a return trip to Indiana and another stop in Missouri.

While Kemp and DeSantis are candidates closely tied to Trump locked in heated gubernatorial races, the other contests focus on swing Senate contests. All but the open Tennessee race features a Democratic incumbent running for reelection in a state Trump won in 2016.

The Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election forecaster, rates the Montana, Missouri, Indiana, Florida and Tennessee races as "toss-ups."

The West Virginia race "leans Democratic," according to the Cook Political Report.

The president has been in full-on campaign mode over the past month, holding 15 political rallies since Oct. 1. The events largely follow the same script, with Trump tearing into Democrats, the media and his critics while touting the economy, and warning of elevated crime and illegal immigration if the GOP loses its congressional majorities.

Trump’s campaign rally rhetoric has been the subject of scrutiny in the aftermath of a violent week that saw men arrested for mailing pipe bombs to prominent Democrats and for killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

The president has rejected calls to temper his tone at such rallies, where he frequently derides the media and rips his Democratic critics. The events are often marked by chants of "CNN sucks" and "lock her up," the latter referring to former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTexas Supreme Court rejects Alex Jones request to toss lawsuits from Sandy Hook parents Paris Agreement: Biden's chance to restore international standing Samantha Power's Herculean task: Turning a screw with a rubber screwdriver MORE.

"I think I've been toned down, if you want to know the truth," Trump told reporters last week before leaving for a rally in North Carolina.

As Trump travels the campaign trail, prominent Democrats including former President Obama and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Fauci infuriated by threats to family MORE have made separate trips to Nevada, Wisconsin, Florida and Georgia to boost Democratic turnout in hotly contested races.

Republicans are seeking to hold on to their majorities in the Senate and House, though Democrats have expressed optimism that they will retake control of the latter. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to take the majority in the House, and must gain two seats in the Senate to secure a majority.

A full list of Trump's remaining campaign rallies announced so far:

-Updated 9:45 p.m.