KEY POINTS

  • Lara Trump is considering running for Senate in North Carolina in 2022
  • She married Eric Trump in 2014 after a six-year relationship
  • North Carolina's Senate seat is currently being held by Republican Sen. Richard Burr

Lara Trump, wife of Donald Trump’s second son Eric, confirmed late Wednesday that she is considering running for the Senate in North Carolina. 

The former president’s daughter-in-law appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show where she shared her critiques of President Joe Biden’s administration and revealed her future political plans. 

“Quick question. Exit question. Still considering a run for Senate, in North Carolina, your home state?” Hannity asked Lara toward the end of the interview. 

“Yes, I am still considering it, absolutely,” Lara answered. 

Lara first hinted at plans to run for the North Carolina Senate in 2022 in an interview with Hannity on March 3. 

“Yeah, well I absolutely am,” she said during the March 3 interview. “North Carolina is not just my home state. It’s my home. It’s the state that made me the woman I am today. Nothing would be a bigger honor for me than to represent the people of my home.”

Lara married Trump’s son Eric in 2014 after a six-year relationship. She was born in Wilmington, N.C., in 1982 and graduated from North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. 

Trump's daughter-in-law would face a number of candidates for the North Carolina seat currently being held by Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C. He is expected to retire in 2022. 

She could face Rep. Mark Walker for the Republican nomination. Opponents on the Democratic side could include former North Carolina Supreme Court chief justice Cheri  Beasley, former state senator Erica Smith, state Sen. Jeff Jackson and virologist Richard Watkins.

North Carolina is one of the three top targets for Democrats who are hoping to protect their 50-50 control in the U.S. Senate. Other states include Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. 

North Carolina is the toughest of the three states to win for the Democratic party. In the November 2020 presidential election, North Carolina was the only state that Biden did not carry. Democrats also have lost four consecutive Senate races in the state since 2010. 

Democrat Gov. Roy Cooper narrowly won his second term in the state. Cal Cunningham, a retired military officer and a lawyer, ran for the Senate last year, but lost after it was revealed that he was having an extramarital affair. 

Lara Trump Lara Trump, daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, is considering running for Senate in 2022 Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images