Trump campaign to hold rallies in Mississippi, Kentucky

The Hill Finance 3 weeks ago

’s campaign announced Friday it will hold a rallies in Mississippi and Kentucky next month.

The “Keep America Great” rallies take place before crucial gubernatorial races in both states. While both Mississippi and Kentucky are solidly Republican, having backed President Trump by about 19 and 30 points, respectively, in 2016, the races to win the governor’s mansion are likely closer than the GOP would like.

The campaign touted Trump’s economic accomplishments in its announcements of the Nov. 1 rally in Tupelo, Miss. and the Nov. 4 rally in Lexington, Ky.

“President Trump has delivered for Mississippi, creating 20,800 jobs in the state since he was elected President,” campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner said in a statement. “President Trump continues to deliver for all Americans, and he looks forward to celebrating his achievements with the great men and women of Mississippi.”

“Thanks to President Trump, Kentucky’s economy is soaring, with 48,000 news jobs created since his election, including 7,400 manufacturing jobs,” he added.

However, the rallies are likely to focus on the two gubernatorial races, which the GOP anxious to keep both states in its column. Trump has endorsed both Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves for election in Mississippi’s open gubernatorial race and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin for reelection. 

“I need you to Get Out and Vote for our Great Republican nominee, @TateReeves. Tate is strong on Crime, tough on Illegal Immigration, and will protect your Second Amendment,” Trump tweeted this week. “He loves our Military and supports our Vets! Get out and Vote for Tate Reeves on November 5th. He has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”

“Governor @MattBevin has done a wonderful job for the people of Kentucky! He continues to protect your very important Second Amendment. Matt is Strong on Crime and the Border, he Loves our Great Vets and Military. Matt has my Complete and Total Endorsement, and always has!” the president added of Bevin. 

Reeves is facing off against state Attorney General Jim Hood (D) to replace term-limited Gov. Phil Bryant (R). Public polling has shown Reeves with single-digit leads in a race the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan election handicapper, rates as “lean” Republican.

Reeves' campaign confirmed to The Hill that the lieutenant governor will appear at the Tupelo rally. 

“I am proud to welcome @realDonaldTrump back to MS—a state that is proud to stand behind our President. He knows how important it is to defeat Jim Hood, who supported and still works to undermine Trump like the rest of his Democrat party,” Reeves tweeted.

The rally in Mississippi is intended to gin up support for Reeves ahead of a tight election, but one he is favored to eke out,

In Kentucky though Trump will be looking to give Bevin, one of the country's least popular governors, a much-needed jolt. Bevin only narrowly won the Republican nomination to get the chance to face off against Attorney General Andy Beshear (D).

Bevin remains unpopular in the Bluegrass State, with a recent survey conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling & Strategy showing just 45 percent of voters approve of the job he's doing as governor, while 48 percent disapprove. The same survey finds Bevin and state Attorney General Andy Beshear (D) tied at 46 percent each, while the Cook Political Report rates the race as a “Toss Up.” 

Bevin has sought to cast himself as a staunch Trump ally in a state where the president remains popular. The Kentucky Republican’s campaign also confirmed to The Hill that Bevin will appear with Trump at November’s rally.

Trump has relished the role of campaigner-in-chief during his time in the White House, seeking to buoy Republican candidates across the country. The president took credit for forcing Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) into a runoff after he failed to top 50 percent in last week’s election following a rally the president held in the state.

Source link
Read also:
The Week › 3 weeks ago
President Trump's increasingly frequent campaign-style rallies are actually the central pillar of his re-election campaign. The rallies are "more meticulously produced than the loose and thinly staffed events of four years ago," The Wall Street Journal...
Breitbart › Politics › 1 week ago
Voters will cast ballots in key off-year elections tonight. Republicans will try to win gubernatorial races in Kentucky and Mississippi after Trump campaigned in both states for Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Mississippi gubernatorial candidate Tate...
CBS News › 1 week ago
President Trump traveled to Tupelo, Mississippi, to rally support for the Republican candidate for governor, Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves. Reeves is running against Attorney General Jim Hood, the only Democrat to hold statewide office in Mississippi...
The Hill › Finance › 3 weeks ago
President Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale reportedly discussed using facial recognition technology at Trump's campaign rallies to analyze reactions from supporters in event crowds, ...
USA Today › Sports › 1 month ago
Kentucky, Mississippi State aim to rebound from fourth-quarter collapses
USA Today › Sports › 1 month ago
Kylin Hill rushed for 120 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mississippi State to a 28-13 victory over Kentucky
CNN › Politics › 1 week ago
The outcome of close races in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia on Tuesday could shed light on how the country is leaning in the middle of an impeachment inquiry and as it heads into a presidential election year.
CNN › Politics › 1 week ago
Voters will decide the next governors of Kentucky and Mississippi today, while Democrats looks to flip control of both chambers of the General Assembly in Virginia. Follow here for the latest results.
Chicago Tribune › 1 week ago
Vice President Mike Pence is traveling to Mississippi the day before the state's election to campaign for the Republican nominee for governor.
ABC News › 1 week ago
President Donald Trump heads to Mississippi on Friday night to build support ahead of a surprisingly close gubernatorial election.
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google