The eldest son of President Donald J. Trump will head to Maine in early October to stump for a libertarian-leaning Senator, among others, according to a Thursday report.
“Donald Trump Jr. and the state GOP will host a $100-per-person reception at a Portland hotel to support state Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, the party’s underdog challenger to [incumbent Sen. Angus] King, and other candidates in the final weeks before the November election,” the report said.
King is officially billed as an Independent, but consistently votes with Democrats.
Looking forward to welcoming @DonaldJTrumpJr to the great state of Maine!
— Eric Brakey (@SenatorBrakey) September 13, 2018
The event will be held at the Portland Holiday Inn and will include other candidates like Mark Holbrook, who is running against Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME) in Maine’s 1st Congressional District as well as outgoing Gov. Paul LePage and other prominent Republicans, according to an invitation.
Trump Jr. has become a campaign regular leading up to the 2018 midterms.
He campaigned for Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis in July, and has hit the campaign trail to support America First candidates who will support his father.
“Trump Jr. headlined a fundraiser in Montana that raised more than $130,000 for Matt Rosendale, the state auditor challenging Sen. Jon Tester, before giving the keynote address at the state GOP’s annual dinner,” according to a June report.
Understanding the critical need to keep the House and Senate come November, he has campaigned against vulnerable incumbent Democrats in states that his father won in 2016, including Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN).
Brakey has a chance as an underdog to flip King’s seat, especially after contemptible remarks made by King on Tuesday, the anniversary of 9/11.
Tuesday, a leftist Senator from Maine went on a hysterical rant in which he compared Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russian “collusion” conspiracy to the worst terrorist attack in American history.
“[September 11, 2001] was an attack, I would argue, that is continuing today,” said Sen. Angus King (I-ME). “They used airplanes into towers. Now people can use the click of a computer key from St. Petersburg, Russia to attack us. It’s an attack that continues, and it’s the same kind of attack today that occurred in 2001.”
King’s November opponent, State Sen. Eric Brakey, posted the video of King’s remarks to his Twitter account.
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