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Trump begins 2018 fundraising blitz

President Donald Trump will attend a series of Republican fundraisers over the next week -- including Wednes...

Posted: Aug 9, 2018 4:24 AM
Updated: Aug 9, 2018 4:24 AM

President Donald Trump will attend a series of Republican fundraisers over the next week -- including Wednesday night -- and is predicting a coming "red wave" in the midterms and steps up his travel on behalf of GOP candidates.

Trump will attend a dinner with supporters at Bedminster, New Jersey, later Wednesday -- a fundraiser for Protect the House, the joint fundraising committee of Vice President Mike Pence and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy. A source involved with the fundraising committee said Protect the House will cover the expenses of the event Wednesday at the President's property -- meaning Trump National Golf Club will profit.

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The event will be his second fundraiser of the week; Trump already attended a dinner for the National Republican Senate Committee on Monday at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. And Trump will be back raising money on Monday when he fundraises for Rep. Claudia Tenney in Utica, New York, at an event that could cost donors up to $15,000 to attend.

The President's fundraising spree comes as Trump touts the successes of candidates he endorsed in several races on Tuesday. Although contests in Ohio and Kansas appeared too close to call on Wednesday, candidates Trump had endorsed were running ahead: Troy Balderson, running in a special House race in Ohio, had a narrow lead over his Democratic opponent, and Kris Kobach, a Trump loyalist running in the GOP gubernatorial primary in Kansas, was also slightly in the lead.

Trump's chosen candidates in Michigan's Republican Senate and gubernatorial primaries on Tuesday both earned the right to face off against Democratic candidates in the fall.

Highlighting his wins on Wednesday morning, Trump boasted that Republicans will win "as long as I campaign and/or support Senate and House candidates (within reason)."

And while Trump's successes have mostly occurred in Republican primaries -- which are quite different from the general election contests that will become the focus this fall -- the President has been stepping up his politically focused travel, and aides say he plans to fill his schedule with even more appearances on behalf of Republicans as the midterms approach.

Pence will not attend the Protect the House dinner on Wednesday evening, as he will be in Michigan for a GOP dinner. McCarthy was not listed on an internal memo for the event, according to a White House aide who saw it, but his office has not confirmed whether he will or won't attend.

Corey Lewandowski, Trump's former campaign manager, works with Great America Committee, Pence's PAC (Protect the House is a fundraising vehicle for Great America Committee). But a senior White House official said Lewandowski is not expected to attend the dinner, Trump's second major fundraiser of the week.

In addition to stepping up his fundraising activity, the President has also spent more time on the road for Republicans heading into the end of primary season.

Trump campaigned in Tampa, Florida, early last week before heading to rallies in Pennsylvania, where he campaigned on behalf of GOP Senate candidate Rep. Lou Barletta, and Ohio, where he campaigned on behalf of Balderson. After his working vacation in Bedminster this week, Trump will return to the trail on Monday with a campaign stop for Rep. Elise Stefanik in New York and the fundraiser for Tenney later in the day.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 497790

Reported Deaths: 9917
CountyCasesDeaths
Harrison34102530
DeSoto31839398
Hinds31837622
Jackson24314377
Rankin21881388
Lee15427234
Madison14525279
Jones13772241
Forrest13412250
Lauderdale11937314
Lowndes10934185
Lamar10470135
Pearl River9431237
Lafayette8454138
Hancock7697126
Washington7365156
Oktibbeha7111129
Monroe6727174
Warren6642176
Pontotoc6609101
Neshoba6606205
Panola6460131
Marshall6386132
Bolivar6266145
Union596094
Pike5784152
Alcorn5633101
Lincoln5417134
George491879
Scott470998
Tippah465381
Prentiss464181
Leflore4627143
Itawamba4596104
Adams4570119
Tate4546109
Copiah445191
Simpson4421116
Wayne438572
Yazoo438586
Covington427394
Marion4216107
Sunflower4215104
Coahoma4115104
Leake407787
Newton380879
Grenada3692108
Stone358464
Tishomingo356391
Attala330289
Jasper328265
Winston313191
Clay306375
Chickasaw296767
Clarke290694
Calhoun277945
Holmes266987
Smith262550
Yalobusha232647
Tallahatchie225251
Walthall217763
Greene215548
Lawrence211140
Perry204755
Amite203954
Webster201645
Noxubee185340
Montgomery179056
Jefferson Davis170642
Carroll167438
Tunica158639
Benton147438
Kemper141241
Choctaw133026
Claiborne131237
Humphreys129038
Franklin119128
Quitman106227
Wilkinson104539
Jefferson94234
Sharkey64020
Issaquena1937
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 813481

Reported Deaths: 15179
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson1139971910
Mobile722271323
Madison51970686
Shelby37279341
Baldwin37069540
Tuscaloosa34934599
Montgomery33953725
Lee23142240
Calhoun22142470
Morgan20639372
Etowah19758496
Marshall18245300
Houston17302405
St. Clair15912337
Cullman15306290
Limestone15202198
Elmore15075284
Lauderdale14143294
Talladega13715272
DeKalb12569259
Walker11085366
Blount10094174
Autauga9893146
Jackson9789180
Coffee9182189
Dale8859181
Colbert8789200
Tallapoosa7044195
Escambia6732127
Covington6682179
Chilton6587160
Russell625958
Franklin5930105
Chambers5559142
Marion4955126
Dallas4882199
Clarke472782
Pike4719105
Geneva4564126
Winston4473101
Lawrence4264117
Bibb421686
Barbour355475
Marengo334089
Monroe330262
Randolph327063
Butler324794
Pickens313882
Henry310965
Hale309187
Cherokee299957
Fayette290679
Washington250951
Cleburne246958
Crenshaw243575
Clay240367
Macon230562
Lamar215846
Conecuh185652
Coosa178538
Lowndes173761
Wilcox167438
Bullock151744
Perry138040
Sumter131038
Greene125544
Choctaw86927
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A cold front passing through our area overnight will bring into our area some of the coolest temperatures of the season so far. We will see most of the highs this weekend only in the upper 60s to lower 70s. While overnight lows will drop off down into the 40s Saturday night.
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