Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor of Arkansas, a position that her father once held.
“With the radical left now in control of Washington, your governor is your last line of defense,” Sanders said in a video on Monday, “The Epoch Times” reported. “In fact, your governor must be on the front line. So today I announce my candidacy for governor of Arkansas.”
The gubernatorial race is wide open because Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, is term-limited from running again. Sanders is the third candidate to officially declare, following Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Tim Griffin, the state’s lieutenant governor. Both are Republicans. The governor’s mansion has alternated between Republicans and Democrats for years. Before Hutchinson, Democrat Mike Beebe was governor. Before that, Republican Mike Huckabee, a Trump ally and Sanders’ father, held the position.
Sanders, 38, spent several years as Trump’s press secretary. She left in 2019, moving back to her home state to spend time with her family. Trump repeatedly said Sanders should run for governor of Arkansas. “I think she’ll do very well,” he said. “And I’m trying to get her to do that. “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job. ! hope she decides to run for governor of Arkansas, she would be fantastic.”
“The honest part of my story is that I loved my time at the White House,” she said. “Certainly, like everyone, the president isn’t perfect. He’s not always going to be easy to work with, but the thing that I knew every single day was that the president loved this country and was willing to fight for it, even if he had to fight alone.”
Speaking of liberals in media, Hollywood, academia and government, she pointed out the hypocrisy of tolerance. “Their whole mantra is all about tolerance as long as you agree with them,” she said…“And because I didn’t agree with them on policy, and I was a supporter and a very vocal supporter of the president, I was fair game and everything about me was fair game, everything from my appearance, my weight, my makeup, my fitness to be a parent.”
After leaving the White House, Sanders joined Fox News as a contributor. Sanders said in November 2019 that she felt like she was being “called” to be governor. “It’s the role I’ve been pushed into,” she said. “I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the right person to fit what the state needed at that time. My opponents will do everything in their power to destroy me. But I will not apologize for who I am or what I’m fighting for. I’m fighting for you.”
–Dwight Widaman | Metro Voice