President Trump’s daughter in-law has silenced all speculation that she would run for North Carolina’s open Senate seat.
Lara Trump announced on stage at the North Carolina GOP Convention that she would not run for the Senate in 2022.
She stated that her reason for not running is due to the fact she wants to spend more time with her two young toddlers.
Lara didn’t give up on the idea of running in the future though and was quoted saying ‘but I am saying no for now, not no for ever, just so you know.’
President Trump who I’m sure was the first to know about Lara’s decision ended up giving his endorsement to North Carolina Representative Ted Budd to replace RINO Senator Richard Burr.
Trump and daughter-in-law Lara CONFIRM she will not run for North Carola Senate seat https://t.co/XI5HTot9lc
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) June 6, 2021
Lara Trump announces that she is not running for the senate pic.twitter.com/gacUMFqsHb
— Acyn (@Acyn) June 6, 2021
The Daily Mail didn’t stay silent, check out what they reported:
Donald Trump and his daughter-in-law Lara confirmed Saturday at the GOP convention in North Carolina that she will not be running for the Senate seat opening in the state in 2022.
Instead, Trump endorsed North Carolina Representative Ted Budd to replace retiring Senator Richard Burr. Budd has represented the state’s 11th district since 2017.
During the former president’s speech Saturday night, he introduced Lara Trump, who is married to his middle son Eric. She confirmed she doesn’t plan to run for a Senate seat in North Carolina in 2022 because of her two toddlers – one-year-old Carolina Trump and three-year-old Eric L. Trump, who goes by his middle name Luke.
She previewed: ‘But I am saying no for now, not no for ever, just so you know.’
‘At the right time, I would absolutely love to come back and run for something here in my home state.’
Trump endorses N.C. Rep. Ted Budd for Senate as Lara Trump declines to run "for now" https://t.co/9MsIMsM6Mg
— Axios (@axios) June 6, 2021
NEW: Lara Trump will not run for North Carolina’s open US Senate seat.
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 6, 2021
Fox News added to the story too:
Lara Trump said during North Carolina’s Republican Convention Saturday night that she would not seek the state party’s nomination to run for U.S. Senate, citing her young children – but she left open the possibility of a future run.
She said that after consulting with her family and “a lot of soul-searching,” and because she was raised to “give 100%” whenever working toward something, she had to pass up the opportunity.
“Because of my kids, very young Carolina and Luke, it is going to be very hard to enter this senate race right now,” she said. “But I am saying no for now, not no forever.”
After she left the stage, her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, endorsed Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C, as “your next senator” to the crowd.
“A lot of you don’t know him that well, but you’re gonna know him probably within a few minutes,” he said. “Ted Budd.”
Then he called Budd, of North Carolina’s 13th Congressional District, to the stage.
Budd thanked both Trumps for the help on his 2018 and 2020 campaigns, in which he overcame deep-pocketed Democratic challengers.
North Carolina’s Senate seat will be open because Senator Richard Burr’s is planning to retire in 2022.
Burr’s retirement is huge news considering he was one of the Republican Senators who voted to have Trump impeached.
So although Lara will not be running, Trump’s endorsement of Rep. Ted Budd is much better choice than Sen. Richard Burr.