According to a report from the Mercury News, Kimberly Guilfoyle -- once a Fox News personality before leaving under a cloud and then dating Don Trump Jr. -- is being urged to return to her native California and run for political office.
Should she make the move -- and possibly running against her former husband Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) who is facing a recall -- she would join a long list of people closely associated with Donald Trump making a run at public office in large part because of their ties to him.
With Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump, reportedly considering a run for a U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Richard Burr (R) and Ivanka Trump considering, and then putting off a run against Sen. Marco Rubio (R) in Florida, Guilfoyle would be the latest person closely associated with the former one-term president to consider a dive into politics.
According to the report, "... there's talk that Guilfoyle could return to California to run for political office. But she'd find that many residents of her home state would have a darker view of her in 2021, after her fervent speeches for President Trump's re-election, her romance with his son, Donald Trump Jr., and her call for Trump supporters to 'fight' before the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol," with the Mercury News adding, "Politico reported Friday that 'some Republicans' are urging Guilfoyle, a top fundraiser for Trump's 2020 campaign, to move back to the Golden State to run for public office."
Aside from her connection to the Trump family in a state where President Joe Biden received 11,110,250 votes to the ex-president's 6,006,429, her path to office in one of the country's most liberal states looks iffy, with the LA Times reporting that no Republican has won statewide office since 2006.
The report goes on to note, "Before Friday, Guilfoyle had kept a low profile in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 insurrection. That day, as congress prepared to finalize Joe Biden's victory, she appeared in a chilling backstage video, recorded before Trump's rally that preceded the deadly attack. In the video, recorded by Trump Jr., she did her favorite dance and urged Trump supporters to 'fight.'"
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