Another Trump on the ballot? Lara Trump eyes Senate seat

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Lara Trump campaigning for Donald Trump in Wilmington (Photo: WWAY)

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The race to replace one of the seven Republican senators who voted to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the Capitol riot is shaping up to be a key test of Trump’s staying power amid a fierce inter-party debate over how much to embrace him going forward.

As Trump plots his next steps, attention has turned to North Carolina, a critical swing state, where the contest to fill retiring Sen. Richard Burr’s seat could be one of most competitive and expensive of the 2022 midterm cycle.

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The attention will be heightened if the former president’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, chooses to join the race.

Lara is a Wrightsville Beach native.

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