Lara Trump Launches Bid For RNC Co-Chair

Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of former President Donald Trump, officially tendered her candidacy for co-chair of the RNC to the Republican National Committee on Tuesday, promising to be “laser-focused” on holding states accountable for election integrity and on “winning.”

Trump formally announced her RNC co-chair bid in a post on X, formerly Twitter.

“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 turnout, and ensuring every dollar spent goes towards winning!” she wrote.

Several replies to Trump’s announcement encouraged Trump to bring conservative activist and Virginia Republican Scott Presler “in the inner workings of the RNC.”

“If you don’t include [Scott Presler] in the inner workings of the RNC, you will be doing a disservice to our nation,” wrote one user.

Former RNC chair Ronna McDaniel and co-chair Drew McKissick announced their resignations from their positions earlier in February. The resignations came after McDaniel met with Donald Trump in private at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Miami, Florida, about the future of the Republican Party. McDaniel said she would step aside for Trump to shake things up.

Donald Trump has since endorsed North Carolina Republican Michael Whatley for the role McDaniel has vacated.

In her tweet Tuesday, Lara Trump endorsed her father-in-law’s choice for RNC chair. “[Michael Whatley] will do an incredible job! It will be my honor to work alongside him for the future of this country,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, Lara Trump wrote a letter to the RNC’s 168 members notifying them that she had “the endorsement of my father-in-law and 45th president, Donald J. Trump, for this position.” She added, “In the coming days, I look forward to connecting with you, the members of the RNC, and hopefully earning your vote.”