President Donald Trump is campaigning in Minnesota as he seeks to boost Republican congressional candidates.

Trump tells reporters he thinks his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is “doing very well” as senators weigh a new FBI background report prompted by allegations of sexual misconduct.

Stan Thom, of Big Lake, Minn., drove 120 miles Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, to see President Trump speak at 6:30 p.m. in Rochester, Minn. (Mark Vancleave /Star Tribune via AP)

Trump will appear at a rally Thursday night in Rochester, friendly territory in the traditionally liberal state. He’ll stump for Republican Jim Hagedorn, who is seeking an open congressional seat, as well as Rep. Jason Lewis, who is facing a close re-election race.

Demonstrator’s hold “Baby Trump” balloons as Anti-Trump protestors began to gather at Soldier’s Field Veterans Memorial in Rochester, Minn., Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)

Republicans are targeting two Democratic districts in Minnesota, while playing defense in two Republican-held districts in the Minneapolis suburbs.

Trump is making his second visit as the GOP tries to fend off Democratic efforts to recapture the House.

Source: The Associated Press

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