Lara Trump Enters RNC Race To Become Co-Chair

Former President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, recently announced her bid to become co-chair of the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Lara announced her bid on X, formerly known as Twitter, saying that she would turn her efforts toward safeguarding election integrity if elected.

“I’m excited to officially announce my candidacy for co-chair of the RNC. I promise you that I will be laser-focused on election integrity, voter turn out, and ensuring every dollar spent goes toward winning,” she wrote.

The announcement comes after RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced she would resign from the leadership role in March 2024. RNC co-chair Drew McKissick also revealed his intention to depart the position.

North Carolina GOP Chairman Michael Whatley recently launched his bid to become RNC chair. He has garnered endorsements from the former president and Lara.
Lara endorsed Whatley on X, saying the North Carolina GOP chairman “will do an incredible chair” if he becomes RNC chair.

The former president’s daughter-in-law also sent a letter to the 168 members of the RNC, saying she had “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,” she wrote.

Lara’s entrance into the race comes as the former president pleads with the RNC to connect with his presidential campaign ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

Politico reported that the former president’s campaign has worked with the RNC in several departments, such as fundraising.

Following concerns of voter fraud in the 2024 election, Lara said the RNC should “build and activate the most effective battleground state election integrity program Republicans have ever had.”

Lara added that the committee would “do a deep dive through all of the RNC’s existing contracts and vendor agreements, identifying what’s useful and what isn’t to taking back the White House.”

The RNC is scheduled to hold its leadership election on March 8, 2024, during a meeting in Houston, Texas. Those vying for chair and co-chair roles must garner a majority of support from the committee’s 168 members.