Ivanka : ‘Nervous’ Florida senator quizzed amid rumoured Senate challenge

Ivanka discusses being 'competitive' like her father in 2014

Senior Republican senator Marco Rubio from Florida was questioned on Sunday over the possibility of a primary challenge by Ivanka in 2022. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked: “How seriously do you take Ivanka as a potential opponent?”

Mr Rubio responded: “Well, I, I, I don’t really get into the parlour games of Washington.

“When you decide to run for re-election in a state like Florida, you have to be prepared for a competitive race, you run it like a competitive race, so that’s what I’m preparing to run, a very competitive race against a tough opponent.

“I don’t own the Senate seat, it doesn’t belong to me. If I want to be back in the US Senate I have to earn that every six years.”

It follows speculation about Ivanka’s future career in US politics after she and husband Jared Kushner purchased a property in Miami.

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According to The Wall Street Journal, the former First Daughter Ivanka and her husband have signed a deal to lease a condominium in Arte, Florida.

A source told the paper the couple signed a deal to lease a large, unfurnished unit in the development for at least a year.

The deal is thought to be temporary while Ivanka and Jared build a house on a lot they purchased on Miami’s Indian Creek Island for $32 million (£23 million).

During his interview on Fox News, Mr Rubio said: “I like Ivanka, and we worked very well together on issues.”

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