See, Ivanka — along with her husband, Jared Kushner — have spent the last four years by her dad’s side in Washington, emerging as major behind-the-scenes (and sometimes in front of them) players in the, um, tempestuous Trump administration.
“It’s unclear where exactly Ivanka Trump and her husband — Jared Kushner, who like Ivanka is a senior White House adviser — will physically land after they are expected to leave Washington in January. …
” … But former friends, colleagues and associates of the couple believe wherever they live, the first daughter will be contemplating how to maximize her political capital — whether that means an actual run for office, or a gauzier influence in Republican circles in a world where President Trump still holds enormous political sway.”
And if she can’t do that, well then, her options are relatively limited.
She can’t return to New York City and, say, run for mayor. (She would likely lose in an embarrassing way.).
But would Ivanka see the House as small potatoes? (Yes, yes, she would.)
Given all of that, it seems likely that Ivanka hangs in New Jersey and bides her time — lending her name and star power to Republican fundraising efforts and making as nice as possible with the GOP establishment (such as it exists) and collecting chits.
The Point: While there is no obvious political office for Ivanka to run for at the moment, that doesn’t mean she is going to disappear from the national political radar. If you think that, you don’t know Ivanka.