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Trump holds back-to-back rallies in Georgia, Tennessee

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President Trump was in Tennessee for a rally Sunday night with Vice President Mike Pence on behalf of Marsha Blackburn, the Republican candidate for Senate.

In Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mr. Trump warned again that caravans of immigrants are on their way to flood across the southern border.

"That's an invasion. I don't care what they say," he said to cheers. He received similar applause when promoting the economy, unemployment numbers and judicial appointments.

When Blackburn took the stage briefly, she told supporters, "If you want to vote no to Hillary Clinton and her cronies one more time, stand with me." The crowd responded with the chant, "Lock her up!" 

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President Trump arrives for a "Make America Great Again" campaign rally at Middle Georgia Regional Airport on Nov. 4, 2018 in Macon, Ga. Getty

Earlier, he held a rally in Georgia Sunday afternoon to stump for Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp, the Georgia secretary of state whose race is one of the most closely watched of the midterm election cycle. Stacey Abrams, Kemp's Democratic opponent, would be the first African-American woman elected governor in the U.S. The race has featured repeated allegations of voter suppression by Kemp's office, which oversees state elections.

The president focused his remarks largely on his own record, and criticized Abrams as "extreme far-left." Kemp, he said, is a "great leader." He pressed voters to focus on his support for Kemp, not Abrams' recent high-profile support from Oprah Winfrey.

Earlier, Kemp's office said it had launched an investigation into the Georgia Democratic Party over "a failed attempt to hack the state's voter registration system." The head of the state Democratic Party categorically denied the accusation, saying the "scurrilous claims" are "100 percent false." The president did not mention the issue at his Georgia rally.

Before leaving the White House for the Georgia rally, Mr. Trump said he had no knowledge of the hacking accusations. He said he thought Kemp will be a "fantastic governor of Georgia."

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