Mark Meadows says he won’t run for Senate in North Carolina in 2022.
Lara Trump, the president’s daughter-in-law who is eyeing a run for Senate in her home state of North Carolina in 2022, is already freezing the field for other Trump loyalists looking for a political future of their own.
On Friday, Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff and a former House member who represented North Carolina, said he would not be part of what is expected to be a competitive and crowded field for the first open seat in the swing state in a generation.
Mr. Meadows was widely expected to move home and run for the seat, but political strategists and Trump allies said there would be no lane for him in the race if Ms. Trump follows through and mounts her own political campaign.
Mr. Meadows announced he would not run a day after The New York Times reported that Ms. Trump was considering a run for an open seat in 2022.