Washington, United States:
The daughter-in-law of US President Donald Trump, Lara, is considering a Senate leadership in her home state of North Carolina in 2022, US media reported on Thursday.
The reports in the New York Times and Politico come as Donald Trump continues to try to undo his loss in the November 3 presidential election against Joe Biden through unsubstantiated fraud claims and face-to-face contact with state electoral officials.
Lara Trump, married to the president’s second eldest son, Eric, “has told employees that she is considering running for the Senate in 2022,” said the New York Times, citing three unnamed “allies.”
North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr said he would not seek re-election this year.
The Republican field to replace him will already be overcrowded. Politico reports that other potential candidates include Donald Trump’s current Chief of Staff Mark Meadows as well as former Governor Pat McCrory and outgoing Lt. Governor Dan Forest are.
North Carolina is historically Republican and voted for Donald Trump on November 3rd – albeit by a smaller margin than in 2016. It is increasingly seen as a possible swing state.
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