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Trump Jr. headlines Kentucky rally to boost Gov. Bevin

Posted at 6:51 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 06:51:17-04

(LEX 18) — For the second time in two weeks, the Bluegrass State is getting a visit from a member of the first family.

Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest child, is expected in Eastern Kentucky on Thursday in a show of support for Gov. Matt Bevin's re-election campaign.

While Bevin's opponent in the 2019 gubernatorial race, Attorney General Andy Beshear, has focused on personal visits around the state, Bevin continues to bring in big names in an effort to energize Republican voters.

Trump Jr. will be joined Thursday by former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle for a rally in Pikeville.

Guilfoyle left Fox News last summer to work for a pro-Trump super PAC and advocacy group, and now is a senior adviser on the president's re-election campaign.

Both Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle were in Kentucky last fall to campaign for U.S. Rep. Andy Barr ahead of his successful election over Democratic candidate Amy McGrath, who now is hoping to challenge U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell next year.

President Trump visited Kentucky just last week, when he stopped in Louisville.

Meanwhile, Beshear has been traveling the state, talking about job creation Monday in Pikeville and unveiling infrastructure policies Tuesday in western Kentucky.

Trump Jr.'s rally in Pikeville is schedule to kick off Thursday at 2:30 p.m.