Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses

Trump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' White House considers sweeping travel ban on members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report MORE’s closest aides and allies will barnstorm Iowa during the state’s presidential caucuses next week in a flex of his reelection campaign’s political muscle. 

Five top Trump allies, including the president’s sons Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpSouth Dakota governor flew with Trump on Air Force One after being exposed to coronavirus: report Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle Trump Jr. knocks CNN's Chris Cuomo over interview with father: 'I'm not pretending to be a journalist' MORE and Eric TrumpEric Frederick TrumpHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech Lara Trump: Twitter no longer 'a platform for free speech' MORE, will lead a group of more than 80 surrogates across the first-in-the-nation caucus state on Feb. 3. Other top surrogates will include Trump’s daughter-in-law and senior campaign adviser Lara TrumpLara Lea TrumpHillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down GOP lawmakers join social media app billed as alternative to Big Tech Trump campaign launches Asian Pacific Americans coalition MORE, senior adviser and former Fox News host Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly Ann GuilfoyleDonald Trump Jr. to self-publish book 'Liberal Privilege' before GOP convention Kimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Tulsa health official: Trump rally 'likely contributed' to COVID-19 surge MORE and Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBradley (Brad) James ParscaleMORE.

Hundreds of Iowa Republicans will also be speaking in support of Trump at caucus sites across the state, the campaign said.

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Trump isn’t facing any threats to his political standing among Republicans in Iowa, and the caucuses are expected to be something of a coronation for his reelection bid. Two Republicans are running long-shot campaigns to oust him, former Massachusetts Gov. Bill WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldVermont governor, running for reelection, won't campaign or raise money The Hill's Campaign Report: Amash moves toward Libertarian presidential bid Libertarians view Amash as potential 2020 game changer for party MORE and former Rep. Joe WalshJoe WalshBottom line ABC's Whoopi Goldberg to headline Biden fundraiser with Sen. Tammy Duckworth Trump shares video of protesters confronting reporter: 'FAKE NEWS IS NOT ESSENTIAL' MORE (R-Ill.). Neither is likely to put up a serious challenge to Trump’s claim to the GOP nomination. 

Parscale said the flurry of Caucus Day events in Iowa is intended to be something of a warning shot for Democrats, who are also holding their presidential caucuses in the state next week. 

“Our Caucus Day operation is just a preview of what is to come,” Parscale said in a statement. “This will be the strongest, best funded, and most organized presidential campaign in history. We are putting the Democrats on notice — good luck trying to keep up with this formidable re-election machine.”

Unlike the Republican caucuses, the Democratic caucuses are fiercely contested, with four candidates battling for the top spot in the state and several others vying for standout finishes that could boost their momentum ahead of later nominating contests. 

Recent polls suggest that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Trump attacks Biden clean energy plan while announcing environmental rollback Car on fire near Supreme Court MORE (I-Vt.) and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters National Association of Police Organizations endorses Trump Hillicon Valley: Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk, others compromised | U.S. announces sanctions on Huawei, citing human rights abuses | Pompeo 'confident' foreign adversaries will interfere in elections MORE are in the best positions to take first place in Iowa on Feb. 3, but Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHow a progressive populist appears to have toppled Engel Battle brewing on coronavirus relief oversight Progressive Mondaire Jones wins NY primary to replace Nita Lowey MORE (D-Mass.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Biden campaign hires top cybersecurity officials to defend against threats Biden strikes populist tone in blistering rebuke of Trump, Wall Street MORE (D) are hoping to cut into their leads in the final days before the caucuses.