Sarah Huckabee Sanders Set to Announce Campaign for Arkansas Governor

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, May 3, 2018. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP) (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is preparing to announce her campaign for Governor of Arkansas, according to reporting from Fox News on Friday night. Sanders served as President Trump’s White House Press Secretary from 2017 to 2019, at times battling with a contentious and hysterical fake news media.

Incumbent Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson is term-limited, and Sanders’ father, Mike Huckabee, previously served as governor of the southern state.

Huckabee Sanders currently leads in some Republican polling for what could be a competitive primary. Leslie Rutledge, the Arkansas Attorney General, and Tim Griffin, the state’s lieutenant governor, are also running for governor. According to reports, Sanders has been preparing for a campaign for Arkansas governor for over a year.

Sanders would have a strong chance of receiving President Donald Trump’s endorsement, having been one of his most effective White House deputies during his presidency. If elected, Sanders would have a chance to govern as as a Trump-style Republican in the mold of Florida’s Ron DeSantis.


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