Ivanka Trump’s tweet fuels speculation that she is considering a White House run in 2024

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Gustaf Kilander
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Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Republican Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue on 21 December 2020 (AP)
Ivanka Trump speaks during a campaign rally for Republican Georgia Senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue on 21 December 2020 (AP)

Ivanka Trump's Monday tweet showering Iowa with affection is fueling speculation that she may be eyeing a 2024 run for the Republican presidential nomination. Iowa is the first state to vote in the presidential primaries and an essential part of building momentum for any campaign hoping to win.

Outgoing President Donald Trump is still thought to be considering a 2024 run. Few former Presidents have sought the office again after losing reelection, and only one has been successful. Grover Cleveland finally won a second term in 1892 after losing reelection in 1888.

Mr Trump might hold a rally on January 20 in Florida at the same time as President-elect Joe Biden holds his inaugural address, Axios reported earlier this month. This may be the moment Mr Trump chooses to announce a 2024 run. An announcement would almost certainly clear the field of almost all Republican challengers, including Mr Trump's children, as he still holds a large part of the Republican base in a vice-like grip.

Donald Trump Jr is also said to be mulling a run for office and many observers think that he has a much closer relationship to his father's base of supporters than his sister Ivanka.

Eric Trump's wife Lara Trump is reportedly eyeing a run for the Senate in her home state of North Carolina in 2022 as current Senator Richard Burr has announced that he will not run for reelection. Mr Burr stepped down as the chairman for the Senate intelligence committee in May after an investigation was opened to decide if he was guilty of insider trading. The result of the investigation has still not been announced.

Rumours about Ivanka Trump's political intentions have already been swirling in connection to a possible run for Senate in Florida, challenging Marco Rubio in 2022. Ivanka's father beat Mr Rubio by 19 points in Florida's 2016 Republican primary, showing that Mr Rubio is far from unbeatable for a Trump in the state.

Ms Trump and her husband Jared Kushner has bought a plot of land in Miami Beach, The New York Post first reported. The purchase could be part of a plan to build a base in the state to possibly run for office. Florida is fertile territory for the Trumps. Donald Trump bought the exclusive resort Mar-a-Lago in southeastern Florida in 1985 and has called it "The Southern White House" during his time in office. Long considered a swing state, Florida voted twice for Donald Trump who increased his winning margin in the state in 2020 compared to 2016. Barack Obama narrowly won the state in 2008 and 2012.

Adam Smith, the former political editor at the Tampa Bay Times, told CNN that the "normal rules would not apply to Ivanka".

"I think she'd be the immediate frontrunner if she ran for US Senate against Rubio, given her father's popularity in the Sunshine State," he said.

The chairman of the Florida Republican Party Joe Gruters said that the rumours of Ivanka's possible Senate run were "just noise," Orlando Weekly reported.

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