Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr.'s India trip cost taxpayers nearly 0K: report Social media explodes over Avenatti arrest Mueller targets Stone in final push MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpPaul Ryan defends Navy admiral after Trump's criticism Trump discussing visit overseas to troops following criticism: report Retired Army General: Trump is ‘acting like an 8th grader’ in attacking ex-Navy SEAL who led bin Laden operation MORE’s eldest son, has emerged as a fundraising force for Republican candidates ahead of the midterm election, helping Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzDem bundler: Donors waiting on 2020 commitments until Beto O'Rourke makes decision The Hill's Morning Report — GOP victorious in Florida while Dems say `Sunbelt strategy’ looks bright for 2020 Dem gains put Sunbelt in play for 2020 MORE (R-Texas) alone raise nearly half a million dollars last week, according to Bloomberg.

He has also held events in North Carolina and Georgia and helped Ohio gubernatorial candidate Mike DeWine raise hundreds of thousands of dollars, Bloomberg reported.

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Altogether, Trump Jr. has raised more than $1 million for GOP candidates around the country, including congressional candidates Danny Tarkanian in Nevada and Mark Harris in North Carolina, according to the report.

Trump Jr. is expected to spend a significant portion of his time before Nov. 6 stumping and raising money for candidates. His girlfriend, Kimberly Guilfoyle, a former Fox News anchor, has joined him at many events.

Trump Jr. plans to host a fundraiser for vulnerable incumbent Rep. Pete SessionsPeter Anderson SessionsTexas New Members 2019 Congress is going to make marijuana moves McCarthy defeats Jordan for minority leader in 159-to-43 vote MORE (R-Texas) Thursday in Frisco, Texas, where tickets are priced as high as $10,000. Guilfoyle will co-host the event.

An outspoken defender of his father’s administration, Trump Jr. has courted controversy at times and made headlines last month when a tavern in Bozeman, Mont., where he was supposed to host a rally for Senate candidate Matt Rosendale, declined to participate in the event.

Speaking at a rally for Cruz in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Oct. 3, Trump Jr. touted his father’s economic record and assailed former President Obama for claiming credit.

“The economy is so good that Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMichelle Obama's memoir is 2018's fastest-selling book at Barnes & Noble Dem bundler: Donors waiting on 2020 commitments until Beto O'Rourke makes decision Leon Panetta’s nightmare is today's national security crisis MORE is claiming it as his own now,” he said. “Of course it’s ridiculous. It’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard in both economics and politics, and that’s a long list of dumb things.”