Lara Trump to campaign for father-in-law Donald Trump in South Carolina

Lara Trump, the wife of Donald Trump’s son, Eric Trump, will head to South Carolina Wednesday to stump for her father-in-law ahead of the state’s Republican Presidential Primary Saturday.

Lara Trump has been featuring prominently in the news in recent days as Donald Trump pushes for her to become Chair of the Republican National Committee.

She will deliver remarks at 2:30 p.m. at the VFW Post 8760 in Beaufort. Doors open at 1:30.

Members of the public wishing to attend must register for general admission tickets here.

Lara Trump’s visit comes as Donald Trump dominates his last remaining opponent, Nikki Haley, in polling in the state she used to govern.

Two surveys out Tuesday show Trump with a more than 20-percentage-point advantage over the former South Carolina Governor.

Suffolk University/USA Today poll shows Trump leading Haley by 28 percentage points, at 63% to 35% among likely Republican Primary voters. An Emerson College Polling survey puts Trump up 23 points over Haley, at 58% to 35%.

While it seems almost certain Haley is headed for a decisive defeat on home turf, there is room for some optimism. The USA Today poll has Haley leading among those who identify as liberal or moderate, 59% to 38%. That’s an important metric because South Carolina’s Primary system allows people to choose which Primary in which to participate. Turnout in the Democratic Primary was less than 5%, leaving plenty of moderate and liberal voters left to court.

In recent days, Haley has been reminding voters who didn’t cast a ballot in the Feb. 3 Democratic Primary that they can still do so in the GOP Primary on Saturday. She’s playing on crossover support from those who wish to cast a ballot against the former President.

The South Carolina Primary has been discussed as Haley’s last chance to salvage her White House ambitions, with voters, pundits and others anticipating her departure from the race after South Carolina if she doesn’t notch her first win on the trail.

But for those hopeful that will be the case, not so fast. Speaking during remarks in Greenville, South Carolina, on Tuesday, Haley said she had no plans to drop out after Saturday.

“Far from it,” she said, according to Axios.




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