Another Republican, former Representative Mark Walker, an ally of Trump, has already announced his candidacy, and Pat McCrory, a former Republican governor, is considering it. Mark Meadows, the former representative of North Carolina and former chief of staff of Trump, is also said to be.
“We’re going to be looking at all the candidates for a kind of coronation for a very long time,” said Mark Brody, a member of the Republican National Committee of Union County, outside Charlotte.
Doug Heye, a former spokesman for the Republican National Committee who previously spoke to Mr. Burr worked, asked if Mrs. Trump was willing to endure the struggle and boredom of management or service. “A lot of people like the speculation and the attention, but it’s a lot of hard work to be a senator,” he said.
First, however, there is the issue of her residence. Mrs. Trump currently lives with her husband, Eric, and their children in the northern suburbs of New York City and will have to retire.
Then there is the less straightforward demand for branding. The Trump family name is a wild card – it would be a plus with loyalists and fundraising at the national level, but it could be a battlefield liability that the former president won by only 1.3 percentage points in 2020. Trump’s candidacy could help boost Democratic turnout, especially among the state’s large black population.
Or it can be washed.
“There is a myth that Trump voters will stand out for Trump candidates or family members,” said John Anzalone, a Democratic opinion poll and a veteran of campaigns in the South. “Cult members only come out fully for the cult leader.”
The fact that Mrs. Trump’s candidate-or-not-may-happen thing causing a buzz is in itself a reflection of the party’s anxiety about its future.