Donald Trump Jr. mixes political fundraising with hunting again

PHOTO: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Donald Trump Jr. in Kansas, on Nov. 29, 2017.PlayTwitter/Kris Kobach
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Donald Trump Jr. appears to be making a habit of mixing political fundraising with his love of hunting.

Last month, the president's oldest son went pheasant hunting with Rep. Steve King while in Iowa attending a fundraiser for the Republican lawmaker.

PHOTO: Donald Trump Jr. and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa at Kings Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt on October 28, 2017 in Akron, Iowa.Twitter/@SteveKingIA
Donald Trump Jr. and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa at King's Col. Bud Day Pheasant Hunt on October 28, 2017 in Akron, Iowa.

Fast forward a month, and the Trump offspring once again campaigned with a Republican lawmaker, and went hunting: This time, he headed to Kansas to attend a Tuesday fundraiser for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's campaign for governor, and then on Wednesday, the pair went pheasant hunting.

PHOTO: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Donald Trump Jr. in Kansas, on Nov. 29, 2017.Twitter/Kris Kobach
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Donald Trump Jr. in Kansas, on Nov. 29, 2017.

"Great time with Kris Kobach today in Kansas," Trump Jr., donning hunting gear and carrying a rifle, wrote on Instagram Wednesday. "After speaking to a sold out crowd of his supporters for his run for KS Governor last night we were able to squeeze in a bit of time afield before my flight back to NYC this am. We met through outdoor friends before politics and it’s great to be able to help a where I can. #kansas #ks #outdoors #upland."

Kobach tweeted a photo from their outing, writing, "Showed @DonaldJTrumpJr some Kansas pheasant hunting before he returned to New York City. Great morning in the field! #2A #NRA #hunting."

The presence of Trump Jr. at the fundraising dinner, held Tuesday in a hotel in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, hammered home the point that Kobach has a close relationship -- closer than other Republicans in the race -- with President Donald Trump.

Kobach serves as vice chairman of a presidential commission on election fraud. His early campaign for governor has echoed many of themes the president espouses.

"I think he's actually given conservatives the ability to actually to feel free to speak up again," Trump Jr. said of Kobach at the event, which raised more than $100,000.

Kobach told the Associated Press of Trump Jr., "I think the fact that he's spending his time in Kansas shows that he views this race as an important enough one to get a true conservative in the office."

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