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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer plans to be a heavy presence on the campaign trail this fall

Sean Spicer
Sean Spicer.

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is ready to hit the trail this fall.

Spicer told Business Insider in a Tuesday interview that he plans on doing plenty of campaigning for Republican candidates running in the 2018 midterms.

“There are a lot of candidates I can help rally the troops for,” Spicer told Business Insider, mentioning that he recently headlined a dinner for the Pennsylvania Republican Party and will be a headliner at Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin’s kickoff event later this month.

After spending much of the last year keeping a low profile, Spicer is set to release a book on his time in the White House, which came to an end last July when he resigned following President Donald Trump’s decision to bring Anthony Scaramucci on board as White House communications director. That book, “The Briefing: Politics, The Press, and The President,” is hitting book shelves in late July, and Spicer is planning a substantial tour following its release.

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Spicer hasn’t burned bridges with Trump since departing the White House, and is often now giving supportive analysis of the president’s moves on outlets like Fox News. He said his aim in campaigning will be to help elect candidates who will be supportive of the president, and his plans signal that he will not be taking any shots at the president in his upcoming book.

Both the results of recent special elections and some early 2018 polling showed that the environment is ripe for a Democratic wave election, though those predictions have tempered a bit in recent weeks. Democrats hold a 7.6-point edge in the RealClearPolitics average of several generic congressional polls.

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