President Trump is working overtime to flame Republican votes as Nov. 6 is fast approaching. During the final days before the last votes are tallied in the U.S. midterm elections, Trump is scheduled to host multi-state rally stints.

With less than a week to go before election day, millions of Americans have already cast their ballots in many states, confirming the people’s interest in this year’s election for control of Congress and state houses. According to University of Florida’s political science professor Michael McDonald, early voting tallies in at least 17 states have topped numbers from the 2014 midterms.

Trump’s final 2018 campaign plans include states that have statistically contested races. Political aides say the president is focused primarily on Senate and governor races. His choice of rallies has been mostly in states that he won in 2016, where just six of his 34 rallies have been in states that voted for Hillary Clinton.

Historically, midterm elections serve as a referendum on how well a president’s performance is perceived by the people. During his upcoming rallies, Trump will tout successes like jobs, unemployment, new trade deals and the confirmation of SCOTUS Justice Brett Kavanaugh, appealing to his base to keep the momentum of a Republican-controlled Congress.

When And Where Will Trump Be Rallying?

​Trump is scheduled to make an appearance in Columbia, Missouri, on Thursday night to support Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley who’s locked in tight battle against a closely-watched race against two-term incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill. Although Hawley is a newcomer to politics, he’s hopeful to ride the Republican wave created in 2016 when Trump won the state by 19 points over Clinton.

Friday is a busy day for the president as he heads to Charleston, West Virginia, to campaign for Attorney General Patrick Morrisey who’s in a high-profile race with Senate incumbent Democrat Joe Manchin.

The president will also head to Southport, Indiana, on Friday and back on Monday, Nov. 5, in Fort Wayne to campaign for Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun and other GOP candidates. Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence will join him on stage on Friday to help motivate voters.

On Saturday, Trump returns to Montana for a fourth time to rally support for Senate Republican candidate Matt Rosendale. Rosendale is running as a “Trump conservative” who says he’s planning to represent “Montana values and stand with President Trump to advance his agenda and Put Montana First Again.”

Some say the president has taken an interest in Montana’s senate race after incumbent Democratic Sen. Jon Tester “derailed” the successful nomination of former White House physician Ronny Jackson to head the VA. Republican polling shows Tester leads Rosendale by a narrow margin. Tester is up to serve a third term in a state Trump won by a huge margin in 2016.

By Nov. 6, President Trump will have hosted over 40 "Make America Great Again" rallies in 23 states in his attempt to keep a Republican-controlled Congress.

Trump’s Complete 2018 Rally Schedule:

  • Thursday, Nov. 1- Columbia, MO
  • Friday, Nov. 2- Huntington, WV
  • Friday, Nov. 2- Indianapolis, IN
  • Saturday, Nov. 3- Belgrade, MT
  • Saturday, Nov. 3- Pensacola, FL
  • Sunday, Nov. 4- Macon, GA
  • Sunday, Nov. 4- Chattanooga, TN
  • Monday, Nov. 5- Cleveland, OH
  • Monday, Nov. 5- Fort Wayne, IN
  • Monday, Nov. 5- Cape Girardeau, MO