Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report House chairman warns foreign governments to 'cease and desist' spending money at Trump properties Chris Cuomo: 'I should be better than the guys baiting me' MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE’s eldest son, has emerged as a fundraising force for Republican candidates ahead of the midterm election, helping Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump moves forward with F-16 sale to Taiwan opposed by China The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape O'Rourke says he will not 'in any scenario' run for Senate 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 SessionsHillicon Valley — Presented by CTIA and America's wireless industry — Lawmaker sees political payback in fight over 'deepfakes' measure | Tech giants to testify at hearing on 'censorship' claims | Google pulls the plug on AI council Lawmaker alleges political payback in failed 'deepfakes' measure As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges 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 ObamaDick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Forget conventional wisdom — Bernie Sanders is electable 2020 Democrats fight to claim Obama's mantle on health care 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.”