Trump Jr. to campaign for Cruz in close Texas Senate race

Donald Trump Jr.Don John TrumpTrump Jr. calls elderly supporter who was assaulted Trump Jr. hits Howard Stern for going ‘establishment,’ ‘acting like Hillary’ Trump Jr., GOP senator lash out at Facebook for taking down protest pages on stay-at-home orders MORE, is reportedly headed to Texas to campaign for GOP Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote The Hill’s Morning Report – Trump’s public standing sags after Floyd protests GOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police MORE in his reelection bid for the Senate.

ABC News reported that the president’s eldest son will be campaigning for Cruz — who ran against his father during the 2016 presidential election — on Wednesday at a rally in Wichita Fallas, roughly two hours outside of Dallas.

Trump is expected to be joined by his girlfriend, former Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, the outlet reported.


The report comes months after Cruz said he contacted the president to seek support in his reelection campaign.

Trump announced weeks later that he would hold a “major rally” for the Texas Republican as he continues to face a tough race against his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O’RourkeBeto O’RourkeBiden will help close out Texas Democrats’ virtual convention: report O’Rourke on Texas reopening: ‘Dangerous, dumb and weak’ Parties gear up for battle over Texas state House MORE.

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“I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October,” Trump said in late August. “I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!”

Trump Jr.’s visit to Texas also reportedly precedes a campaign appearance from Vice President Pence, who is expected to campaign for Cruz at an event in Dallas in the coming week, the Dallas Morning News reported.

Though Texas hasn’t elected a Democrat to the Senate in decades, a number of polls have pointed to a narrowing margin between the two candidates.  

Cruz leads O’Rourke by just 4.5 percent, according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls.

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