Lara Trump, 38, the president’s daughter-in-law, is reportedly weighing a run for Senate in the 2022 midterm elections, when the North Carolina seat currently held by three-term retiring U.S. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) will become vacant.
The New York Times, citing “three allies,” reports that Lara Trump has told “associates” that she is considering running for the North Carolina Senate seat. Politico, citing “two people familiar with her plans,” also reports that Trump is considering the bid.
A former television producer and professional pastry chef, Lara Trump currently lives in New York with her husband Eric Trump, but was raised in North Carolina. She also attended college at North Carolina State University, and named her daughter Carolina.
In the 2020 presidential election, Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC) beat his Democratic challenger by less than two points. As such, the Republican who wins the primary fight for the seat would also need to prepare to continue campaigning into the general election