Lara Trump Announces Official RNC Campaign

Lara Trump is officially running to be the co-chair of the Republican National Committee.

On Wednesday, the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, announced she would officially be running for the spot. This comes only a few days after Ronna McDaniel, the current chairwoman of the RNC, announced that she would be stepping down from the position on March 8, which follows the primaries on Super Tuesday.

Donald Trump has thrown his support behind many loyalists to take over key roles at what will be the new RNC, which includes his daughter-in-law.

On Wednesday, Lara Trump wrote to RNC committee members that she’s “proud to have the endorsement of my father-in-law and 45th president, Donald J. Trump, for this position and understand the fundamental importance of this role.

“In the coming days, I look forward to connecting with you, the members of the RNC, and hopefully earning your vote.”

In addition to his daughter-in-law, Donald Trump has endorsed Michael Whatley, the chair of the North Carolina GOP, to become the new chair of the RNC to replace McDaniel. He’s also endorsed Chris LaCivita, one of this senior advisers, to serve as the RNC’s chief operating officer.

In addition this week, Lara Trump outlined what her priorities would be to reinvigorate the RNC, which over the last few years has struggled mightily to keep up with the massive fundraising numbers that its Democrat counterpart has been able to achieve.

During a campaign rally that was held last week, Lara Trump said:

“We have to legally ballot harvest everywhere we possibly can.”

She argued as well that “every single penny” the group brings in should be dedicated to ensuring that Donald Trump wins the presidential election come November, and that Republicans are able to regain control of the Senate and expand their hold in the House.

Following months of speculation, McDaniel formally announced on Monday that she was planning to resign from her position. In making the announcement, she said it was traditional for a leading GOP presidential candidate to have a say in the leadership of the RNC.

As she said in a recent statement:

“It has been the honor and privilege of my life to serve the Republican National Committee for seven years as Chairwoman to elect Republicans and grow our Party. I have decided to step aside at our Spring Training on March 8 in Houston to allow our nominee to select a Chair of their choosing.

“The RNC has historically undergone a change once we have a nominee and it has always been my intention to honor that tradition.”

McDaniel has been under fire for quite some time now, with criticism coming from multiple high-profile people in the Republican Party. That all came after Republican candidates throughout the country, and for multiple positions, have significantly underperformed expectations.

In fact, Democrats have won key victories in each of the last three election cycles, which include taking control of the Senate and White House following the 2020 election.