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Lara Trump officially launches bid for RNC co-chair

Lara Trump is running as co-chair for the RNC alongside North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley.

Published: February 28, 2024 8:18am

Lara Trump, former President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, launched her bid for co-chair of the Republican National Committee one day after current RNC chair Ronna McDaniel said she would resign from her position after Super Tuesday.

"I promise you that I will be laser-focused on election integrity, voter turn out, and ensuring every dollar spent goes towards winning!" Lara Trump said Wednesday on X, formerly Twitter, in an announcement about her candidacy. 

The RNC will hold its leadership election March 8 in Houston, and Lara Trump will be running for co-chair while North Carolina GOP Chair Michael Whatley will be running to replace McDaniel, per Politico.

Lara Trump told the 168 RNC members in a letter: "In the coming days, I look forward to connecting with you, the members of the RNC, and hopefully earning your vote."

She also said she was "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."

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