Lara Trump, Donald Trump’s wife and daughter-in-law, has been the subject of months of conjecture about her political future.
Some of the most prominent Republican critics had predicted that she would run for Senate in North Carolina in 2022, but that was not to be.
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“Because of my two young children, it is going to be very difficult for me to enter this Senate race right now,” she remarked after her father-in-law delivered his speech at the state Republican convention in North Carolina on Friday, according to WITN. “However, I’m saying “No for now, not forever.”
Donald Trump backed Rep. Ted Budd for North Carolina Senate after she finished her address.
Budd announced his candidacy on April 28, calling President Biden a “weak leader” and slamming “the radical left.”
He said Fox News at the time, “The United States Senate is the last line of defense against becoming an awakened, socialist wasteland.” “And I’m running to put a stop to it.”
Sen. Thom Tillis and Democratic candidate Cal Cunningham faced off in a fiercely contested Senate campaign in North Carolina, which has long been considered a firmly Republican state. Tillis won by less than 1% of the vote.
The primary candidates for 2022 are vying to succeed Republican Senator Richard Burr, who is stepping down at the conclusion of his term.
Budd could benefit greatly from Trump’s endorsement, considering Trump carried the state in the 2022 presidential election. In addition, he is well-liked in the state.
But Lara Trump’s decision not to run for president comes as a surprise, given the speculation that she would and Donald Trump’s almost-announcement of her candidacy in March.
According to The Daily Mail, the 45th President of the United States crashed a dog rescue fundraiser to reveal that his daughter-in-law Lara Trump is running for Senate.
Donald Trump announced his daughter-in-law Lara Trump’s candidacy for the Senate during a surprise visit at a Mar-a-Largo dog rescue event.
“I wasn’t really prepared for this, but I was going by and I heard everyone screaming,” Trump said to the crowd, which erupted in applause.
That’s when he thanked his daughter-in-law for her assistance in organizing the entire benefit.
“I want to congratulate Lara, who has been absolutely incredible,” he remarked before addressing rumors that she is considering a run for Senator in North Carolina in 2022.
“I’m not sure, but you’re running for Senate.” As the crowd began to roar again, he exclaimed, “I hear she’s going to run for Senate!”
During a February appearance on Fox News, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham hinted that she might be campaigning.