The Trump family continues to flirt with running for public office without committing to a bid. Late Saturday, Lara Trump, the wife of Donald Trump's son Eric Trump, announced to the North Carolina GOP state convention in Greenville that she would not run for Senate in 2022.

Lara Trump, however, left the door open for a future bid. "I am saying 'no for now,' not 'no forever,' Just so you know," she said on stage, with Donald Trump standing to her left. 

Lara Trump, 38, has never served as an elected official. In March, she joined Fox News as a contributor.

Lara Trump, who grew up in the small port city of Wilmington, explained that her decision to not run was largely due to raising her two young children.

"When you do something, you give 100%. That is the only way to operate," she said. "At the right time, I would absolutely love to come back and consider running for something here in my home state because I love it dearly."

Meanwhile, Donald Trump has yet to announce whether he will run for president in 2024. At the state convention, he said he believed Lara Trump did the right thing for her and her family. Both Donald Trump and Lara Trump endorsed Rep. Ted Budd for the hotly contested seat, which will be vacated by retiring Republican Sen. Richard Burr.

“A lot of you don’t know [Budd] well,” Donald Trump said while introducing Budd to the stage. 

“He will fight like hell. He will fight like nobody fights," he said of Budd, a 49-year-old shooting-sports store owner who was first elected to Congress in 2016.

Along with Lara Trump, there has also been speculation of other Trump family members running for office, though none have committed to a bid.

In July 2016, Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., said he would "love" to run for mayor of New York City. Donald Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, reportedly weighed a 2022 primary challenge to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

An International Business Times staff reporter contributed to this report.