North Carolina – A Trump could be on the ballot in America next year – though not Donald Trump.
The former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, is considering running for the senatorial seat vacated by Republican Richard Burr of North Carolina.
Although many in the state have expressed skepticism that she will proceed, an entry into the race could be proof of Trump’s popularity with Republicans, which remains huge more than a month after his departure from the White House.
The answer has implications that go far beyond Lara Trump’s political future.
If Donald Trump proves that he can help other Republicans win elections, his self-appointed status as party leader would be reaffirmed.
A defeat, on the other hand, would remind Republicans of their vulnerabilities.
Less than six weeks after leaving the presidency, Donald Trump gave the closing speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Sunday.
For now, the only thing that is certain is that Lara Trump would easily defeat rivals in a Republican primary.
“If Lara entered the race, I think it would attract wide and immediate attention throughout the state,” said Michael Whatley, leader of the Republican party in the state, who has said that his goal is “to make sure to keep all the voters of Trump who participated in the last election and we turned them into reliable Republican voters. ”
Donald Trump considers himself highly influential in Republican politics, but his record is mixed.
Seven Republicans voted to convict him.
Under his presidency, the Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives in 2018 and in the presidential elections of last November, although he was not re-elected, he had better results than expected.
But the party lost both Georgia senatorial seats – and with it most – in January, despite a last-minute Trump campaign.
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