President Trump holds ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Las Vegas, Nev.

President Donald Trump points to the audience as he walks onstage to speak at a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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UPDATED 5:47 PM PT — Friday, February 21, 2020

President Trump held another ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Las Vegas on Friday. The event came just a day before Democrats are expected to hold their caucus in Nevada.

The president stated he will defeat his Democrat opponents in a “big beautiful landslide” and touted his successes, including a rebuilt military, a booming economy and a plummeting poverty rate.

“They have a big election tomorrow, we’ve already won the state,” he said. “This November, we’re going to defeat the radical socialist Democrats, and we are going to win Nevada in a big beautiful landslide.”

Supporters of President Donald Trump cheer during a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

In the past three years, the Trump administration has reportedly created over 125,000 manufacturing and construction jobs in the state. The president won almost every county in 2016, but overall lost the blue state to then-candidate Hillary Clinton.

During the rally, the president also touted the diversity and “boundless optimism” of his party.

“Republicans are fighting for citizens from every background, every community and every walk of life,” stated President Trump. “We are welcoming Americans of all parties and political persuasions to join our incredible movement to make America great again.”

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he walks offstage after speaking at a campaign rally, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Meanwhile, Republicans are entering peak election season with a major fundraising lead over Democrats. The latest Federal Election Commission filing this week showed the RNC has $76 million cash on hand. This figure is about eight times more than the DNC’s $9.9 million.

Democrat hopeful Mike Bloomberg himself has four times more cash on hand than the committee.

According to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, support for President Trump is growing. She has claimed Americans are choosing results over a crowded Democrat field that has no vision for the nation.

“As we saw last night, Democrats are a disaster,” she said on Twitter. “Let’s keep winning with Trump!”

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President Trump holds ‘Keep America Great’ rally in Colorado Springs

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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UPDATED 8:10 PM PT — Thursday, February 20, 2020

President Trump kept the ball rolling on the campaign trail with his latest stop in Colorado Springs. The president held a ‘Keep America Great’ rally in the Centennial State on Thursday.

“I was thrilled to be back in Colorado Springs tonight beneath the majestic peaks of the Rocky Mountains with thousands of terrific, hardworking American patriots,” he said. “With your help, this November, we are going to defeat the radical socialist Dems, and we are going to win Colorado!”

The president touted several of his administration’s policies, which have resulted in record low unemployment and a booming economy. He also doubled-down on his criticism of his Democrat challengers in the race.

He specifically took aim at former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who came under fire by his fellow contenders Wednesday night during the Nevada Democrat debate.

“Mini Mike didn’t do well last night, I was going to send him a note saying: ‘It’s not easy doing what I do, is it?’” stated President Trump. “It’s not easy, Mike, not easy for any of them.”

The president has promised his base the U.S. will never turn to socialism and urged Colorado voters to get out and vote for him on Election Day. The state’s primary is slated for March 3rd.

President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a campaign rally at The Broadmoor World Arena, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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Several Democrats defect on impeachment, as GOP holds together in support of Trump

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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton reacts to House vote on impeachment articles.

While the votes to impeach President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress fell mostly along party lines, three Democrats bucked their party on Wednesday evening to vote against impeaching the president on at least one of the articles.

Reps. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., voted against both articles of impeachment. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, voted in favor of impeaching Trump on abuse power, but not on obstruction of Congress.

Another Democrat, presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, voted "present" on both impeachment resolutions.

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The result helped GOP lawmakers make the case that the only bipartisan vote on the floor Wednesday evening was the vote against impeachment — as all Republicans held together in opposition.

“Not a single Republican broke ranks,” GOP Rep. Greg Steube of Florida told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson minutes after the vote.

Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., who left the Republican Party earlier this year, voted “yea” on both articles.

All three Democrats who voted against impeaching Trump come from districts that Trump won in the 2016 election and are expected to face difficult reelection campaigns in the swing districts.

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Van Drew, who met with Trump last week to reportedly discuss plans to switch to the GOP, was also one of only two Democrats — the other being Peterson — to vote "no" on launching the impeachment inquiry into Trump. The two were also the lone dissenters on an earlier vote Wednesday on the rule to kick off the impeachment debate.

“I’ve always felt this impeachment is going to do a tremendous amount of harm to the country,” Van Drew said. “It’s really going to create more division, more hardship, more hate, more civil unrest.”

Peterson has argued that there was not enough evidence to impeach Trump and, that with almost no chance of the Republican-controlled Senate voting to remove Trump from office, the impeachment will only cause further divisions in the country.

The longtime Democratic congressman, however, brushed off speculation that he would move over to the GOP.

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"I'm staying in the party, in spite of some of the stuff that's going on that I don't agree with, I am not going switch parties at this stage of my career," he told KFGO News earlier this week. "There have been overtures by the highest levels of the Republican Party in the last couple weeks to ask if I would consider it and I told them no,"

Democratic leadership in the House also knew ahead of time that Golden would be voting against the article to impeach Trump on obstruction of Congress.

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In a lengthy Facebook post, Golden said on Tuesday that while “the House investigation clearly unearthed a pattern of evidence that demonstrates the corrupt intent on the part of the president” and that “the president’s resistance toward our investigative efforts has been frustrating," he does not think it “reached the threshold of ‘high crime or misdemeanor’ that the Constitution demands.”

Despite the defections from the three lawmakers, Democrats still had more than enough votes to impeach Trump on both charges, with the House voting 230-197 on impeaching him for abuse of power and 229-198 on obstruction of Congress.

Fox News' Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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House Judiciary Committee holds hearing on impeachment evidence: Live updates

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The House Judiciary Committee is holding an impeachment hearing Monday where committee lawyers are presenting evidence in the case, as Democrats begin to draft articles of impeachment against President Trump at the direction of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The committee is expected to receive the “presentations of evidence” from Judiciary Committee Majority Counsel Barry Berke and Intelligence Committee Majority Counsel Daniel Goldman. Stephen Castor will serve as counsel for Republicans on both the Judiciary and Intelligence Committees.

At the center of the impeachment inquiry is Trump’s efforts to press Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch politically related investigations—regarding former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s dealings in Ukraine, as well as issues related to the 2016 presidential election. The president’s request came after millions in U.S. military aid to Ukraine had been frozen, which Democrats have argued shows a “quid pro quo” arrangement. Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

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