Steve Watkins gets last-minute help from Trump Jr. in robocall

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Donald Trump Jr. is urging voters in a robocall to vote for Republican Steve Watkins in a hotly contested Kansas congressional race and describes the novice candidate as "my Dad's good friend."

The call going out to voters Monday in the 2nd District of eastern Kansas is from the Kansans Can Do Anything political action committee. It has been financed mainly by the candidate's father.

The seat is held by retiring five-term Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins, and President Donald Trump carried the district easily 2016. But the Democratic nominee is former Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis and the race is close.

The president has endorsed Watkins and in the call, the president's son urges voters to "keep Kansas red." Watkins is a former Army officer and government contractor.