President Donald Trump will offer his “total support” to Rick Saccone, the Republican seeking to replace Rep. Tim Murphy in Pennsylvania, on Thursday in Coraopolis at 3 p.m. ET, at which time he also plans to tout the success of tax cuts on the state’s own H&K Equipment, Inc.
“Rick is a great guy. We need more Republicans to continue our already successful agenda,” Trump tweeted on Thursday:
Will be going to Pennsylvania today in order to give my total support to RICK SACCONE, running for Congress in a Special Election (March 13). Rick is a great guy. We need more Republicans to continue our already successful agenda!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 18, 2018
The race will likely be a good indicator of how Democrats will perform in Republican-leaning congressional districts during November’s midterm elections.
In an interview with Reuters, Trump pledged to be heavily involved in congressional races, including the one to replace Murphy, because he said “we need more Republicans” in office.
According to a joint statement released by press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and principal deputy assistant attorney general Ed O’Callaghan on Wednesday, the president is looking forward to spending time with workers benefiting from the tax reforms.
Watch Trump’s remarks live below, via The White House.