President Donald Trump may not be the only Trump in politics for much longer. The New York Times reports that Lara Trump is thinking about making a run for the United States Senate in 2022.
Lara Trump is President Trump’s daughter-in-law. To be precise, she is the wife of President Trump’s son Eric.
Where would she run?
Although Lara currently lives with Eric and her two children in Westchester, New York, she is actually from the state of North Carolina. She grew up there and even went to college there graduating from the University of North Carolina.
It just so happens that a senate seat is about to open in Lara’s home state. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has announced that he will be retiring, which means that his seat will be up for grabs come 2022.
The New York Times was the first to report that Lara is considering entering into the running for Burr’s seat. The outlet cited “three allies” of Laura.
But, since then, Fox News has also put out its own report, confirming the Times report. Fox cited “A person familiar with President Trump’s daughter-in-law’s plans, who has discussed them directly with her.”
This individual told Fox that Lara is “interested and exploring” whether she will run.
A “formidable” candidate
Fox’s source insisted that Lara would “automatically be considered formidable,” if she decided to run.
“The president gave her the responsibility of winning North Carolina in 2016 and in 2020 — she did it both times,” the source said, adding that she is a “household name” who is “well-known among the Republican Party,” and as such would “be considered an immediate front runner.”
Here, Fox’s source was echoing the sentiments of former counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway who told the Times that Lara “would be formidable. She has the trifecta: She can raise money, raise awareness of key issues, and raise attention to her race. Unlike many typical politicians, she connects with people and is a compelling messenger.”
Will she go for it?
Lara has already gotten some experience in politics, having worked as a senior adviser of President Trump’s 2020 campaign. In addition, she has made numerous appearances on the campaign trail.
Breitbart reports that potential competition for Lara would be “Retiring Rep. Mark Walker, Former Gov. Pat McCrory, Lt. Gov. Dan Forrest, and even former Rep. Mark Meadows, President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.”