President Trump's campaign operation is preparing a multi-million dollar advertising blitz for the final days of the congressional midterm elections, Fox News has reported.
"The commitment, according to the campaign, includes a $6 million TV and digital ad buy set to launch next Monday and last through Election Day. The campaign also is sending $3 million to the Republican National Committee to boost GOP campaigns, while Trump plans to host at least 10 more 'Make America Great Again' rallies in support of Republicans before the election," Fox reports.
The campaign is set to spend more than $20 million on the effort to hang on to control of the House and Senate.
“President Trump is all-in for the midterms to lead the GOP to victory on Election Day,” Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale said in a statement Tuesday. “His winning spirit is energizing Americans across the country to get out the vote and keep the momentum of our America First agenda going strong.”
With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, Republicans look as if they will maintain control of the Senate, the latest polls show. But Democrats appear poised to make the battle for the House competitive, with some polls showing the party seizing control of the chamber.
“With so much at stake in the midterms, we’re leaving everything on the field to build our incredible progress for the American people,” Lara Trump, a campaign senior adviser and daughter-in-law to the president, said in a statement.
Trump has been traveling the country holding rallies in support of candidates, and every day on Twitter he posts a slew of endorsements for GOP candidates. His rallies have been big draws — In Houston on Monday, Trump packed an 18,000-seat arena, but more than 100,000 people had signed up in hopes of getting tickets.
Supporters of the president began lining up outside of Houston's Toyota Center more than 24 hours before the president was set to speak. The event was moved from a 8,000-seat venue after demand outpaced supply.
Trump teamed up with Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a packed rally in Houston, where the president declared Democrats organized the migrant caravan marching toward the U.S. border and labeled Cruz's election opponent a "stone cold phony."
"You know how the caravan started? Does everybody know what it means? I think the Democrats had something to do with it, and now they're saying, 'I think we made a big mistake.' Because people are seeing how bad it is. How pathetic it is," Trump said. "That is an assault on our country."
The president said there "are some very bad people" in the caravan heading to the U.S. border, which now numbers as many as 10,000. And Trump said voters aren't happy about that, nor were they pleased with the way his Supreme Court justice nominee was treated.
"This will be the election of the caravan, Kavanaugh, tax cuts and common sense," he said.
Trump also took aim at Cruz's opponent, Robert "Beto" O'Rourke, calling him far too liberal for Texas.
"I think Beto O'Rourke is highly overrated," Trump said. "What I heard about him, I figured he must be something a little special. He's not. I thought he got beaten badly in the debates. I think he's a highly overrated guy."
"And he pretends to be a moderate, but he's actually a radical, open-borders left-winger," Trump said.