Ivanka tells Marco Rubio she WON’T run against him for his Florida Senate seat despite moving to Miami after father’s defeat
- Ivanka Trump has told Republican Senator Marco Rubio that she won’t challenge him for his Florida Senate seat in next year’s GOP primary
- She is living in Miami with husband Jared Kushner and children
- There has been speculation Ivanka will run for public office
- Ivanka praised Rubio as ‘good personal friend,’ in a statement to Dailymail.com
- ‘I know he will continue to drive meaningful progress on issues we both care deeply about,’ she said
- Rubio’s Senate seat is up in 2022 election
- ‘Marco and Ivanka did speak a few weeks ago. Ivanka offered her support for Marco’s reelection and they had a great talk,’ Nick Iacovella, a spokesman for Rubio, told DailyMail.com
The former first daughter is living in Miami with her husband Jared Kushner and their three children. There has been speculation she will launch a political career of her own after serving for four years in her father’s White House.
Florida would be the likely location given her residency there. Her father, former President Donald Trump, is also a residence of the state, living at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach.
Rubio is up for re-election in 2022 and a challenge from the former president’s daughter could have torn apart the party as it struggles to determine how the Trump family will fit into the GOP.
But Ivanka reached out to Rubio to tell him she won’t challenge him, a source close to her and his office separately told DailyMail.com.
Ivanka Trump praised Rubio as ‘good personal friend,’ in a statement to Dailymail.com.
‘I know he will continue to drive meaningful progress on issues we both care deeply about,’ she said.
She and the senator are discussing holding an event together in Florida in the next few months on their expansion of the Child Tax Credit, an issue she worked on when she served as a White House adviser.
‘Marco and Ivanka did speak a few weeks ago. Ivanka offered her support for Marco’s reelection and they had a great talk,’ Nick Iacovella, a spokesman for Rubio, told DailyMail.com.
‘We are discussing a joint event to highlight Marco and Ivanka’s successful push to expand the Child Tax Credit,’ he added.
Ivanka Trump has told Republican Senator Marco Rubio that she won’t challenge him for his Florida Senate seat in next year’s GOP primary
Senator Marco Rubio is up for election in 2022; he and Ivanka Trump may do an event together in Florida
An appearance by Rubio and Trump together would be seen as her endorsement of the two-term senator, who is favored to win re-election.
The New York Times first reported the two’s conversation.
Ivanka Trump’s decision comes as her sister-in-law Lara Trump, has been mulling a Senate bid in her native North Carolina.
Lara Trump, who lives in New York with husband Eric Trump and their two children, has been mulling running for retiring Republican Senator Richard Burr’s seat.
Burr was censured by the North Carolina Republican Party for voting to President Trump’s second impeachment, agreeing Trump did ‘incite an insurrection’ with the January 6th MAGA riot on Capitol Hill.
Trump ally and South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News over the weekend that Burr’s vote basically assured that if Lara were to launch a bid, she would earn the Republican nomination in the state.
‘My friend Richard Burr just made Lara Trump almost the certain nominee for the Senate seat in North Carolina to replace him if she runs,’ Graham told Fox on Sunday.
Republicans are struggling what to do with Trump family in the wake of the Capitol Hill riot. Many are furious with President Trump for stirring up his supporters with his false claim he won the 2020 election.
Ivanka Trump is living in Miami with her husband and three children
Lara Trump and Donald Trump Jr are also said to be mulling bids for public office
But Trump also received 74 million votes and has vowed to be a force in the Republican Party going forward. His supporters could play a huge role in determining the party’s nominees in various primary contests.
In addition to Ivanka Trump and Lara Trump, Donald Trump Jr., who became a huge party fundraiser and popular surrogate on the campaign stump, is said to be mulling a run for public office.