Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpWatchdog group: Trump had over 1,400 conflicts of interest in first two years CNN's Gergen: Trump discouraging next generation from civil service The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump AG pick Barr grilled at hearing | Judge rules against census citizenship question | McConnell blocks second House bill to reopen government MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees MORE’s eldest son, has emerged as a fundraising force for Republican candidates ahead of the midterm election, helping Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGroup aiming to draft Beto O’Rourke unveils first 2020 video Howard Dean looking for a 'younger, newer' Democratic nominee in 2020 Congress can stop the war on science 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 SessionsTop 10 events of 2018 that shaped marijuana policy Washington braces for lengthy shutdown Lawmakers shrug off shutdown drama 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 ObamaBarack Obama wishes Michelle a happy birthday: 'You’re one of a kind' NY Times prints special section featuring women of the 116th Congress Former congressmen, RNC members appointed to Trump administration roles 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.”