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Politics Ivanka Trump has no plans to challenge Marco Rubio for Senate in Florida in 2022

04:45  19 february  2021
04:45  19 february  2021 Source:   usatoday.com

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WASHINGTON — Ivanka Trump, daughter to former President Donald Trump and one of his top advisers in office, will not seek the Florida Senate seat held by Marco Rubio in 2022, according to reports.

Trump, whose family's move to Florida fueled speculation she would run for state office, spoke with Rubio and offered her support for his re-election, Rubio's spokesperson told the New York Times.

"Marco did speak with Ivanka a few weeks ago," Rubio spokesperson Nick Iacovella told the Times. "Ivanka offered her support for Marco's re-election. They had a great talk."

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USA TODAY has requested comment from Rubio's office.

The former president's oldest daughter has worked with Rubio on the issue of an expanded child tax credit, part of tax reform pushed by Donald Trump when he entered the White House. According to the New York Times, the two hope to highlight that work at an event together later this year.

Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, waves to supporters as she arrives at a campaign event, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Paradise Valley, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) ORG XMIT: AZRF115 © Ross D. Franklin, AP Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, waves to supporters as she arrives at a campaign event, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Paradise Valley, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) ORG XMIT: AZRF115

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"Marco has been a tremendous advocate for working families, a good personal friend and I know he will continue to drive meaningful progress on issues we both care deeply about," Ivanka Trump said in a statement to CNN.

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Trump's sister-in-law, Lara Trump, is considering a bid for Senate representing her home of North Carolina, the Times previously reported. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has already vocalized his support for the wife of Eric Trump if she were to run for the seat that will be vacated when Sen. Richard Burr leaves office. Burr received condemnation for his vote to convict Donald Trump of incitement of the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Ivanka Trump has no plans to challenge Marco Rubio for Senate in Florida in 2022

Rep. Stephanie Murphy says she's 'seriously considering' 2022 challenge to Rubio .
Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) announced Wednesday she's launching a listening tour across Florida as she "seriously" considers a Senate bid against Sen. Marco Rubio (R) next year. Murphy's campaign announced that the listening tour, dubbed "Cast Forward," will involve "a series of virtual conversations with Florida Democrats and key stakeholders, including listening events and one-on-one discussions throughout the state to gather input and ideas on how to build for the future.

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