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Ivanka Trump to Marco Rubio: “I won’t run for your Senate seat”

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Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump who also serves as an adviser, is escorted by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., as she arrives at the Capitol to meet with lawmakers about parental leave, in Washington, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Former President Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, says she will not be running for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s U.S. Senate seat in 2022 as she settles into life after Washington.

Ivanka, an ex-senior White House adviser, reportedly broke the news to Rubio several weeks ago telling him she would not be running for his seat, according to a Rubio campaign spokesperson.

The 2022 United States Senate election in Florida will be held on November 8, 2022, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of Florida. Incumbent Republican Senator Marco Rubio has announced that he will run for re-election to a third term.

Donald Trump, re-emerged after several weeks of rest following Biden’s inauguration and conducted a series of interviews to commemorate the death of conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh. Trump would not comment on his political future in the interviews, saying it was too soon to talk about whether he will run again in 2024.

But there is plenty of speculation that other Trumps may want to follow in his footsteps. Lara Trump, the former president’s daughter-in-law, who served as a chief campaign surrogate, is still considering running for the Senate in North Carolina. And the former president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., remains deeply popular with his father’s base.

Rubio and Ivanka Trump praised one another in separate statements for their work together on issues like paid family leave.

“I am incredibly grateful to Ivanka for her friendship and support,” said Rubio. “The challenges working moms and dads face in today’s economy are real, and Ivanka was a formidable and effective advocate for them.”

“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,” said Ivanka Trump.