“No for now,” she said.
Lara Trump, the wife of Eric and daughter-in-law of President Trump, announced at the North Carolina GOP Convention that she will not be running for Senate. With a one- and three-year-old at home, she felt it wasn’t the right time but did say she intends to run for office in the future.
Many candidates have been waiting for Lara Trump’s decision because they know whoever gets Donald Trump’s endorsement is likely going to win the primary. She announced her decision, but then declared that she would be endorsing a candidate who was announcing at the same event.
Donald Trump came back to the stage and announced his endorsement of the brand new candidacy for Representative Ted Budd. He said he told Budd of his decision to endorse him 15 minutes before coming on stage. Budd then took the stage and thanked both Trumps before turning the stage over to the President.
This essentially blocks others who were considering running. There will be contenders, but without the coveted Trump endorsements, it will be an uphill battle. According to Just The News:
Trump made the endorsement after his daughter-in-law Lara Trump appeared at the convention to announce she was not running for Senate, ending months of speculation.
Trump praised Budd, promising to campaign for him and declaring that Budd would “fight like hell” in the Senate race next year.
The former president at the convention delivered a blistering attack on Joe Biden’s administration and vowing to fight aggressively in 2022 and beyond against what he said was a “disgrace” of left-wing radicalism gripping the country.
YouTube, Spotify, and other Big Tech platforms are taking Freedom First Network down
It’s no secret we speak our minds and bring on guests who do the same. That’s one of the biggest reasons we put together the Freedom First Network in the first place. There are far too many news outlets, including so-called “conservative” media companies, who are so beholden to Big Tech that they temper their perspectives at best and outright coverup the truth at worst. Many, as you all know, will blatantly lie in order to maintain the narrative that supports the radical agenda taking over much of the United States.
We have had our YouTube channel taken down. Many of our shows have been suppressed or removed by Facebook and Twitter. Spotify banned one of our shows completely from their platform. Google hates us. We’ve even been censored by some of the smaller players like Medium, Transistor, and Captivate. But we stand behind our reporting and perspectives and we refuse to bow down to Big Tech tyranny for the sake of pageviews or video plays.
This isn’t the easiest road to travel, especially for a media company that is so new. We launched Freedom First Network in 2020 to fight against the very censorship that we’re seeing so widespread today. We have found great homes for our content on freer speech platforms like Rumble and we’re putting our best efforts forward into building our presence on Locals. Nevertheless, we cannot do it alone. We need help.
One of the things cofounders Jeff Dornik and JD Rucker agreed to from the start was to never be the pawns of companies that do not embrace our worldview. Finding advertisers and affiliates is easy; we receive requests by companies wanting to be pushed on our shows every day. But it’s important to us that we’re promoting companies, services, and products that are beneficial to maintaining a Freedom First stance in America. As a result, we do not take on sponsors easily. We would rather rely on our own products like Freedom First Coffee and the support of our wonderful viewers, listeners, and readers.
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