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Politics Sarah Sanders expected to announce bid for Arkansas governor on Monday

05:10  25 january  2021
05:10  25 january  2021 Source:   cnn.com

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Sarah Sanders , President Donald Trump's former press secretary, is expected to announce Monday that she is running for governor of Arkansas , a source familiar with the plan told CNN.

Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is expected to launch her campaign for Arkansas governor on Monday , according to Sanders has long been planning to run for governor , and Donald Trump signaled his support for her anticipated bid upon her 2019 departure

Sarah Sanders, President Donald Trump's former press secretary, is expected to announce Monday that she is running for governor of Arkansas, a source familiar with the plan told CNN.

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Sanders has been seen as a likely candidate ever since she left the White House in the summer of 2019. The daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will likely face a primary challenge -- multiple top Republicans in the state have already announced a bid -- but she is widely seen as an early favorite for the position.

Asa Hutchinson, the current governor of Arkansas, is term limited.


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Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor

  Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she will run for governor of Arkansas in what will amount to one of the first tests of the battle for the future of the Republican Party.The Washington Post first reported Sanders's plans. A top Republican who will attend her announcement on Monday confirmed her plans to The Hill. Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), served almost two years as former President Trump's press secretary. Her combative relationship with the media echoed the president she served, delighting conservative fans and irritating the reporters with whom she sparred.

Sarah Sanders , President Donald Trump’s former press secretary, is expected to announce Monday that she is running for governor of Arkansas , a Mike Huckabee will likely face a primary challenge — multiple top Republicans in the state have already announced a bid — but she is widely seen as

— Sarah Sanders , Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor , a Sanders , who left the White House in 2019 to return to her home state, planned to announce her bid on Monday , a senior A formal announcement is expected Monday .

The governor's mansion is expected to stay in Republican control. While the state has elected Democrats in recent history -- from former governor and President Bill Clinton to former Sen. Mark Pryor more recently -- Arkansas has politically veered right over the last decade. The state backed Trump with more than 62% of the vote in November.

Sanders began considering running for governor before she left the White House in 2019. CNN reported at the time that Sanders, in multiple private conversations, had floated the idea and told colleagues and friends that she believes running for office would be a good next move for her.

Sanders' run and expected primary challenge could represent a good test of Trump's continued hold on the Republican Party. Not only is Sanders well-liked by the President -- unlike many in Trump's orbit, she left the White House on good terms and in the President's good graces -- but the primary experience she is expected to tout on the campaign trail is her work with Trump.

"She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job," Trump tweeted when Sanders was leaving the White House. "I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas—she would be fantastic."

This story has been updated with additional information.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Is Running for Arkansas Governor, Releases Campaign Video .
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