CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Donald Trump Jr., son of President Donald Trump and Trump Organization executive, will join state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey on Tuesday to campaign for Morrisey’s U.S. Senate bid.
Morrisey, the Republican nominee for the seat, and Trump Jr. will hold a press conference at the West Virginia Republican Party’s headquarters to speak about the race as well as how to beat Morrisey’s opponent, Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin.
Trump Jr. played a role in the May primary election, urging voters through Twitter to reject former coal executive Don Blankenship.
“I hate to lose. So I’m gonna go out on a limb here and ask the people of West Virginia to make a wise decision and reject Blankenship!” he said in a May 3 tweet. “No more fumbles like Alabama. We need to win in November.”
The tweet referenced the Senate special election in Alabama, in which Democrat Doug Jones defeated Republican candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual misconduct prior to the election.
The president tweeted May 7 voters should choose either Morrisey or U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins, R-W.Va., over Blankenship.
Morrisey won last month’s election, and Morrisey’s former opponents minus Blankenship endorsed his bid for federal office. The former Massey Energy CEO announced May 21 he would run for the Senate seat as the Constitution Party’s nominee.