Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr. emerges as GOP fundraising force

Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTransgender cyclist responds to Trump Jr. criticizing her women's world championship win Trump says he doesn't want NYT in the White House Romney earns rants and raves for secret Twitter name MORE, President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham to introduce resolution condemning House impeachment inquiry Support for impeachment inches up in poll Fox News's Bret Baier calls Trump's attacks on media 'a problem' MORE’s eldest son, has emerged as a fundraising force for Republican candidates ahead of the midterm election, helping Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzPartisan squabbles endanger congressional response to Trump's course on Syria Trump urged to hire chief strategist for impeachment fight The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Better Medicare Alliance - Trump's impeachment plea to Republicans 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 SessionsFourth defendant in Giuliani associate case taken into custody at New York airport The Hill's Morning Report - Dem debate contenders take aim at Warren Former GOP lawmaker Pete Sessions subpoenaed over dealings with Giuliani associates 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 ObamaSusan Rice: Lindsey Graham is 'a piece of s--t' Brennan's CIA a subject of Barr's review of Russia investigation: report Singer Maggie Rogers speaks out after she was sexually harassed onstage 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.”