COULD GOP TAKE VIRGINIA IN 2018?
As reported at the Washington Examiner, conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham is possibly eying a bid to run for the U.S. Senate in Virginia in 2018. Democrats have a tough road ahead of them in 2018 that includes defending 25 seats that are Democrat or Independents that caucus with Dems. Nine of which are in states that Donald Trump won in 2016. Ingraham would be facing a tough GOP primary and if she wins taking on failed Hillary VP candidate Sen. Tim Kaine. Should be interesting.
The queen of conservative talk radio, Laura Ingraham, is eyeing a Senate run in Virginia and a challenge to Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine.
Knowledgeable sources said that several party insiders have approached the media giant to run and that she is considering it.
In preparation for a bid, her business partner, Peter Anthony, has begun buying website domains for Ingraham to use should she decide to move forward. It includes: ingrahamsenate.net, ingrahamsenate.com, ingrahamforvirginia.com and ingraham2018.com.
While it would be considered an uphill fight, Ingraham brings her well-known personality and several influential backers to a race that could translate into immediate media and fundraising opportunities.
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.