- The Washington Times - Monday, November 5, 2018

President Donald Trump is due to deliver a rally speech in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, on Monday evening — and appearing at the scene with him will be radio legend Rush Limbaugh and Fox News favorite Sean Hannity.

Talk about a trio of star power politicking. 

It’s like the hat trick of conservatism. 

“We’re glad to welcome Cape Girardeau native Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity as special guests to this final stop on the tour where President Trump will make his case to the American people to support GOP candidates on Election Day in order to continue our great American comeback under his leadership,” said Trump campaign chief operating officer Michael Glassner in a statement reported by The Hill.

Hannity is due to host his show from Cape Girardeau and interview Trump.

“To be clear,” Hannity tweeted, “I will not be on stage campaigning with the president.”

He also wrote that his presence is simply part of his normal course of election coverage — that “covering [the] final rally” for his show is something “I have done in every election in the past.”

Still, Limbaugh and Hannity have been steadfast supporters of this administration.

“Both are stalwart backers of Trump, and his campaign called them “longtime friends” and “conservative media legends.” Also appearing at the rally will be entertainer Lee Greenwood,” Variety reported.

The races in Missouri are tight; Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn is fighting to retain her seat, while Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is vying to strip Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill from her office.

The celebrity lineup comes as the Democrats just saw Oprah Winfrey hit the stage for Stacey Abrams in Georgia, as well as several Hollywood types travel to key spots to entice Americans — or, more to point, Democratic-voting Americans — to get to the polls this Tuesday. 

• Cheryl Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com or on Twitter @ckchumley.

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