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Trump plans 2 Missouri stops ahead of midterm elections

Posted: 11:24 AM, Oct 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-30 16:24:09Z

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — President Donald Trump will visit Missouri twice to urge the defeat of Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as part of his final campaign blitz heading into the midterm elections.

Trump's campaign said he will rally supporters Thursday in Columbia to vote for McCaskill's Republican rival, state Attorney General Josh Hawley.

Trump will also visit Cape Girardeau on Monday, the day before the Nov. 6 election.

Trump won Missouri by nearly 19 percentage points in 2016. McCaskill is a top target for Republicans seeking to expand the party's slim 51-49 edge in the U.S. Senate.

She is among 10 Senate Democrats up for re-election this year in states where Trump won, and she is considered among the most vulnerable incumbents.

Trump plans a heavy schedule of campaigning and fundraising through the midterm elections.