The Washington Examiner reported Sunday morning that conservative talk radio host and political commentator Laura Ingraham is considering running for Senate in Virginia, challenging Hillary Clinton’s pick for vice president Sen. Tim Kaine.
According to the Examiner, party insiders have approached the popular radio host and she is said to be seriously considering a run, although she offered no direct comment on the rumor. She is well-known in Virginia and inside the Washington, D.C. beltway, and brings years of media and communication expertise with her. She is a Fox News contributor and a New York Times bestselling author.
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Ingraham also would come to the race with a powerful media enterprise behind her. Besides her popular radio show, she also heads the news site Lifezette.com.
What’s more, she is close to President-elect Trump and was even rumored to be in the running for White House press secretary, a job given to Trump adviser and longtime Republican spokesman Sean Spicer. He is also the incoming White House communications director.
Her business partner, Peter Anthony, more or less lending credence to the rumor, has been, according to the Examiner, “buying website domains for Ingraham to use should she decide to move forward. It includes: ingrahamsenate.net, ingrahamsenate.com, ingrahamforvirginia.com and ingraham2018.com.”
Ingraham, should she mount a run, would have plenty of company. Thus far, Rep. Barbara Comstock and Rep. Dave Brat, both Republicans from Virginia, and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina are also reportedly eyeing runs at the Senate seat.