Washington, United States:
US President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara plans to run for the Senate in her home state of North Carolina in 2022, US media reported Thursday.
The reports, in The New York Times and Politico, come as Donald Trump continues to seek to overturn his November 3 presidential defeat to Joe Biden through baseless fraud allegations and personal outreach to election officials in the state.
Lara Trump, married to the president’s second eldest son, Eric, “told associates that she plans to run for the Senate in 2022,” The New York Times reported, citing three unnamed “allies.”
North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr has said he will not seek re-election that year.
The Republican field to replace him is already on the verge of being crowded, with Politico reporting that other potential candidates include current Donald Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows, as well as former Gov. Pat McCrory and Lt. outgoing Governor Dan Forest.
North Carolina is historically Republican and voted for Donald Trump on November 3 – but by a smaller margin than in 2016. It is increasingly seen as a possible swing state.
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