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Author Ryan Girdusky: Ivanka Trump to face challenges in potential Senate run against Rubio

Author Ryan Girdusky on Tuesday said that the family name may not be enough to rally support for President TrumpDonald TrumpNorth Carolina Senate passes trio of election measures 14 Republicans vote against making Juneteenth a federal holiday Border state governors rebel against Biden's immigration chaos MORE’s eldest daughter, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpMichael Cohen predicts Trump will turn on family after revelation of criminal probe Eric Trump buys .2M home near father's golf club in Florida Melinda Gates tapped divorce lawyers in 2019 after Epstein links to husband: report MORE, should she decide to run against Florida Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioCyber concerns dominate Biden-Putin summit Nikki Haley warns Republicans on China: 'If they take Taiwan, it's all over' It's past time we elect a Black woman governor MORE (R) for his seat in 2022. 

A Friday article from Politico reported talk has spread of Ivanka Trump launching a primary challenge to Rubio. 

Girdusky on Hill.TV’s “Rising” responded to the report, explaining that one challenge the daughter and senior White House adviser could face is that she does not fit evenly into any political party. 

“The problem for Ivanka is no party wants to have her. She’s not conservative enough for Republicans. She’s a Trump, so that will kick her out of the Democratic party,” Girdusky said. 

Girdusky, author of “They’re Not Listening: How The Elites Created the National Populist Revolution,” added that another challenge would be Rubio’s strong history of support among Florida voters. 

“Florida is a very special kind of state where you have a large chunk of Cuban Republicans, and you have a Cuban U.S. Senator,” he added. “And Rubio, it's not like he just walked into the state, moved there and ran, he’s been there for a very, very long time.” 

“I don’t know if the Trump name is enough, even in Florida,” the author said. 

Watch part of Girdusky’s interview above.