Ivanka suggests Lara Trump will be next in family to run for office as she hails her lead in 2022 Senate poll

Lara, who is from Wilmington, North Carolina, has been rumored to be considering a Senate bid in 2022 for the past several months


                            Ivanka suggests Lara Trump will be next in family to run for office as she hails her lead in 2022 Senate poll
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Ivanka Trump fueled news of her sister-in-law's political aspirations after he retweeted a report that said Lara Trump was leading Republicans in a 2022 North Carolina Senate poll. Lara, who is from Wilmington, North Carolina, has been rumored to be considering a Senate bid in 2022 for the past several months. On Wednesday, The Hill reported that she was currently the favorite among North Carolina voters to succeed in the 2022 Republican primary if she announced running for the seat of retiring Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), according to a BUSR/UNLV Lee Business School poll. Lara reportedly led former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) 24 percent to 23 percent, according to the poll. 

A few hours later, Ivanka retweeted the article with a caption of American flags, which seemed to suggest approval for Lara, if she decided to become the next member of the Trump clan to run for office. 



 

However, social media users were not too keen on the idea of Lara running for Senate and many of them ridiculed the idea of Ivanka backing her sister-in-law's reported political dreams. "It's early and it's mostly name recognition. Just remember, multiple family members in jail can really rank the polls," one of them said while another suggested, "Put the phone down. Keep packing." A third remarked, "I like to fly on my Unicorns back when I travel."

One more commented, "Gotta keep it in the family." The next quipped, "OMG. I just puked in my mouth a little... please please let this insanity stop!" Another pointed out, "Pretty hard to be Senator from prison." A commenter wrote, "Sorry. None of you will be relevant then." One more remarked, "Lord help the people in North Carolina if they elect another Trump." Another said, "Yeh.....NO. Important lessons learned from the 45 experiment to never go back there again." And one user tweeted, "Grifters gonna grift."



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

The leads by Lara Trump and McCrory far surpass support for Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.), the only major candidate so far to launch a campaign for the Senate seat, who polled at seven percent among the North Carolina Republicans surveyed. Walker, the vice-chairman of the House Republican Conference and a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, was asked in an interview last week whether the POTUS' daughter-in-law's potential run influenced his decision to enter the race. 

Walker responded by shifting focus to his career achievements, having served six years as a congressman and 16 years as a pastor in North Carolina. “I guess anybody should be a concern. I'm not trying to be too pollyannaish or coy about this,” he said. “It’s not determinative at all.”

The poll was conducted from November 30 to December 2. It surveyed 221 North Carolina residents who identified as Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. The same survey also had a presidential primary poll question, where Trump led among voters with 76 percent support, ahead of former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) at 6 percent. Republican Sens. Ted Cruz (Texas), Mitt Romney (Utah) and Marco Rubio (Florida) were also included in the presidential survey, and each received 3 percent or less. 

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