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WashPost: Trump Has Major Plans to Campaign in 2018

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By    |   Saturday, 16 December 2017 07:53 PM

President Donald Trump has big plans to campaign during the 2018 midterm elections, the Washington Post reports.

The president wants to be involved in House, Senate and gubernatorial races, and has so far met with 116 candidates in recent months. He has told advisers he plans to spend much of next year campaigning and that he wants to travel a considerable amount.

“For the president, this isn’t about adulation and cheering crowds,” White House political director Bill Stepien told the Post. “This is about electing and reelecting Republicans.”

Trump’s involvement in the GOP Senate race proved unfruitful, as Democrat Doug Jones beat Republican Roy Moore in a once-unthinkable upset. Jones became the first Democrat elected in over a decade.

David Axelrod, Barack Obama’s chief strategist, said Democrats would likely welcome Trump’s campaigning.

“He absolutely is turbocharging the opposition. My guess is most of the people running for office in 2018 are not going to want to cleave too closely to him,” said Axelrod. “He torques up both sides, but he torques up the opposition more. He is the greatest organizing tool that Democrats could have.”

Stepien, according to the Post, plans to give Trump endorsement recommendations by the spring.

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