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PoliticsSarah Sanders speculation shakes up Arkansas governor's race

02:15  15 june  2019
02:15  15 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Long before she became the spokeswoman for the Trump administration, Sarah Sanders was a well-known figure in Arkansas who appeared in campaign ads for her dad and learned about the state' s rough-and-tumble politics by working on his campaign and others.

(AP) — Speculation that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders could run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race three years President Donald Trump encouraged Sanders to run for governor when he announced her departure as press secretary on Thursday.

Sarah Sanders speculation shakes up Arkansas governor's race© The Associated Press FILE - In this Friday, May 31, 2019, file photo White House press secretary Sarah Sanders talks to reporters outside the White House in Washington. The possibility that Sanders may run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race that's three years away but had already been expected to be a crowded and expensive fight among Republicans. President Donald Trump encouraged Sanders to run for governor when he announced her departure as press secretary on Thursday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Long before she became the spokeswoman for the Trump administration, Sarah Sanders was a well-known figure in Arkansas who appeared in campaign ads for her dad and learned about the state's rough-and-tumble politics by working on his campaign and others.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Speculation that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders could run for governor in her home state of Arkansas is shaking up a race three years away that was already expected to attract a crowd of Republican candidates.

Now, speculation that Sanders may run for governor in her home state shakes up a race that’ s three years away but was already expected to be a crowded Trump announced Thursday that Sanders was leaving as White House press secretary and encouraged her to run for Arkansas governor , a

Now, speculation that Sanders may run for governor in her home state shakes up a race that's three years away but was already expected to be a crowded and expensive fight among Republicans.

Trump announced Thursday that Sanders was leaving as White House press secretary and encouraged her to run for Arkansas governor, a job her dad held for 10 ½ years. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson was re-elected in November and the seat will open up in 2022 when he's barred by term limits from running again.

Sanders hasn't ruled out running for office when she returns to Arkansas. Aside from her experience working for a president who remains popular in Arkansas, she'd have name recognition and experience that goes back to former Gov. Mike Huckabee's first run for office nearly three decades ago, GOP leaders say.

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Long before she became the spokeswoman for the Trump administration, Sarah Sanders was a well-known figure in Arkansas who appeared in campaign ads for her dad and learned about the state' s rough-and-tumble politics by working on his campaign and others.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders , the outgoing White House press secretary, is seriously considering running for governor of Arkansas , according to three In the process, Trump set off a wave of speculation in Washington and Little Rock about whether she’s serious about trying to move into the Governor ’ s

"Certainly she's grown up in (the state's politics). Not only has she grown up in it, she's experienced it at every level," said U.S. Sen. John Boozman, whose 2010 campaign Sanders managed.

Her dad no longer lives in Arkansas, but Sanders could still tap into the same network of supporters who helped elevate him to the governor's mansion and backed his unsuccessful White House bids if she runs for the state's top office, political observers say.

"You've got a core group of people who have rallied around the Huckabees since that first race in 1992," said Rex Nelson, a senior editor for The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and former longtime aide to Huckabee.

No one has announced a bid for governor in Arkansas, where Republicans control every statewide office and both chambers of the Legislature. The other potential candidates include some of the state's top GOP officials, including Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and state Senate President Jim Hendren.

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D.C.'s New Parlor Game: Who Will Replace Sarah Sanders? The news broke, appropriately enough, on Twitter. "After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas," President Trump wrote in one tweet. "She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!” he followed up in another. As far as exit announcements go in this administration, Trump could have done worse. Much worse. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus was kicked out of the presidential motorcade.

With paid speeches, a book coming out and appearances on cable news, Sarah Sanders is following the traditional route for former press secretaries after leaving the White House as President Donald Trump’ s chief spokeswoman.

I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah , thank you for a Sanders , of course, is the daughter of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who was in Sign Up for the Intelligencer Newsletter. Daily news about the politics, business, and technology shaping

Griffin applauded Sanders' return to her home state on Twitter: "Like all Arkansans I thank Sarah for her service to @realDonaldTrump and welcome her back to Arkansas!"

Rutledge, who worked in Huckabee's office and on his presidential campaign, said she was glad Sanders was coming home. Rutledge said she's been approached by numerous people asking if she'd run, but said it's premature to talk about 2022 with next year's election approaching.

"I think it's too early for people to speculate," she said.

Hendren also said he's had several people ask him to consider running, but said it's too early to make any decisions.

"I'm not going to rule anything out, but it's pretty premature to start spending a lot of time on that decision," said Hendren, who is the governor's nephew.

The possibility of Sanders running is enticing to Democrats, who say it would draw national attention and money to a race that otherwise would be written off.

"There are probably a number of Democrats who would love to step up and challenge Sarah Huckabee Sanders if she was going to be the nominee," state Democratic Party Chairman Michael John Gray said.

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