Lara Trump ‘absolutely’ considering Senate run
Lara Trump confirmed late Tuesday that she is “absolutely” still considering a U.S. Senate run in North Carolina.
Host Sean Hannity asked Trump about her plans toward the end of her appearance on his Fox News show after the two exchanged critiques of President Biden and his administration.
“Quick question. Exit question. Still considering a run for Senate, in North Carolina, your home state?” Hannity asked.
“Always your exit question, Sean,” Trump, who is former President Trump’s daughter-in-law, replied. “Yes, I am still considering it, absolutely.”
A number of candidates are considering entering the race for the North Carolina seat currently held by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who in 2016 said he would retire rather than run for reelection.
Lara Trump would face Rep. Mark Walker for the Republican nomination. On the Democratic side, possible candidates include North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Beasley, former state Sen. Erica Smith, state Sen. Jeff Jackson and virologist Richard Watkins.
In mid-February, Burr was censured in a unanimous vote by the North Carolina Republican Party’s central committee for his vote to convict former President Trump in his Senate impeachment trial over Trump’s role in the January insurrection at the Capitol.
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