President Trump will host eleven rallies for Republican candidates in the final six days leading up the midterm elections, according to a person familiar with the president's thinking.
The Washington Examiner first reported that Trump was ramping up his involvement in the midterm campaign, planning at least ten rallies in the six days before Election Day.
The president's new schedule includes stops in Florida, Georgia, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.
Trump has tried to position himself as the central figure in the midterms. In addition to campaigning four nights a week and endorsing candidates via social media, the president is on a recent media blitz to boost Republican turnout come Nov. 6.
From Oct. 6 to Oct. 23, the president took well over 300 questions from reporters, sat down for at least eight interviews with the media, held a number of unscheduled press conferences, and hosted over 20 public events. Trump himself has said his recent uptick in engaging with the media is due to the midterm elections.
Conventional wisdom and polling has Democrats taking control of the House in November, but Republican candidates and strategists are looking at local polls that show many races are still within the margin of error. For Republicans to maintain control of the House, they will need many of those races to sway in their favor. The party currently holds a 23-seat majority in the House.