Jared Kushner is beefing up support for Ivanka's run for the Senate in Florida in 2022, Politico says citing Republican operatives and people close to the Trump family. According to one source, Kushner, who served as an adviser to ex-President Donald Trump is promoting and protecting his wife's political career. Another told Politico that Kushner had already made calls about Ivanka's potential rival.
"He's calling people and trying to line them up saying [Senator Marco] Rubio is terrible, worthless, he's probably going to lose, Ivanka is going to go there and we should all get together and pledge our support to her and get her to run", another source told Politico.
Rubio, who will run for re-election to the upper house of the US Congress next year, warned Ivanka Trump of a tough fight although he did not dismiss Trump's chances of beating him.
"If you're going to run for the Florida Senate, if you're going to run statewide in the state of Florida, you're going to have a tough race and that might include a primary. That's their right under the system", Rubio told Fox News when asked about Ivanka's potential run for office.
At the same time, Rubio lauded the former first daughter, saying the two had "worked very well together" on different issues over the past four years. The senator even suggested that Donald Trump's tenure was the most fruitful period for Florida in modern history.
"I would point to the last four years working with President Trump in the White House and I can tell you it's probably been the most productive four year period of any US senator from Florida in modern history", Rubio told Fox News.
Ivanka Not the Only One Eyeing Political Office
Politico wrote that at least three Trump family members are considering running for office or "being urged to do so". According to sources, Lara Trump, the wife of Donald Trump's second son Eric, is actively considering a run for the Senate from North Carolina in 2022.
"It's real and she is legitimately interested in it", one Trump family political adviser told Politico.
Another member of the Trump family that wants to pursue a career in politics is Donald Trump Jr. However, there has been no information when or what office the 43-year-old would be interested in.
The most buzz about a candidate is Ivanka Trump. Reports previously said that if Trump lost the 2020 presidential election, Ivanka might "get even" four years later. According to a poll conducted by Axios and Survey Monkey at the beginning of January, she ranked third among candidates Republican voters wish to see in the 2024 presidential race (the first two are former Vice President Mike Pence and Donald Trump Jr respectively).