Lara Trump on Senate bid: 'No for now, not no forever'

Lara Trump on Senate bid: 'No for now, not no forever'
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Lara TrumpLara TrumpPast criticism of Trump becomes potent weapon in GOP primaries Trump endorsement shakes up GOP Senate primary in NC Lara Trump calls on Americans at border to 'arm up and get guns and be ready' MORE on Saturday shut down rumors of a possible Senate run while speaking at the North Carolina GOP state convention.

After being welcomed on stage by her father-in-law, former President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE, Lara Trump announced that she would not be pursuing a Senate seat.

"I am saying no for now, not no forever," said Lara Trump, who is married to the former president's son Eric TrumpEric TrumpTrump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' Florida city bans gambling amid prospects of Trump-owned casino Lara Trump on Senate bid: 'No for now, not no forever' MORE, said while addressing the speculation.

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Lara Trump, who was born and raised in North Carolina, said raising her two young kids would make it "very hard" to pursue a career in Congress.

"When you do something, you give 100 percent," she said.

"I would absolutely love to come back and consider running for something here in my home state because I love it dearly," she added.

The former president praised his daughter-in-law, saying that Lara would have been hard to beat. Several potential Senate candidates waited until she made a decision before jumping into the race, he claimed.

"She would have been tough," he said. "But I think she did the right thing for her and for her family."

The Trumps are instead putting their support behind Rep. Ted BuddTheodore (Ted) Paul BuddPeter Thiel flexes financial muscle ahead of 2022 Trump takes two punches from GOP Schumer, Tim Scott lead as Senate fundraising pace heats up MORE (R-N.C.) to replace retiring Sen. Richard BurrRichard Mauze BurrSeven-figure ad campaign urges GOP to support infrastructure bill Senate starts infrastructure debate amid 11th-hour drama The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - A huge win for Biden, centrist senators MORE (R) in 2022, with the former president giving Budd his "complete and total endorsement."

Updated: 8:57 p.m.