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Politics Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump's former press secretary, is running for governor of Arkansas

05:30  25 january  2021
05:30  25 january  2021 Source:   businessinsider.com

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 , Donald Trump ’ s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor , according to multiple reports. Sanders , who left the White House in 2019 to return to her home state, planned to announce her bid on Monday, according to Associated Press

President Trump ’ s former press secretary has returned to Arkansas a bona fide star eager to play a new role in a post- Trump Republican Party. Sarah Huckabee Sanders is considering running for governor of Arkansas .Credit Al Drago for The New York Times.

a person wearing a blue shirt: Press briefing by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (aka Sarah Huckabee Sanders) in the White House Press Briefing Room on July 23, 2018. Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images © Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Press briefing by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders (aka Sarah Huckabee Sanders) in the White House Press Briefing Room on July 23, 2018. Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
  • Sarah Huckabee Sanders is running for governor of Arkansas.
  • She served as Trump's White House press secretary from 2017 to 2019.
  • She plans to announce her candidacy in a video on Monday.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders, a former press secretary for President Donald Trump, is running for governor of Arkansas, according to multiple reports.

Sarah Sanders expected to announce bid for Arkansas governor on Monday

  Sarah Sanders expected to announce bid for Arkansas governor on Monday 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. © Mark Wilson/Getty Images 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.

Sarah Sanders , Donald Trump ’ s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor a source told The Associated Press on Sunday night. The daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee , Sanders had been widely expected to run for the office after leaving

Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been signed to Fox News as a contributor. She will make her first appearance Sept. Trump had urged Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas when he announced her departure.

Sanders served as the White House press secretary from 2017 to 2019. Since leaving the administration she has remained a staunch defender of Trump.

Sanders, 38, is also the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and her run for the office has been widely expected.

She plans to make a video announcement of her candidacy on Monday, The Washington Post's Josh Dawsey first reported.

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A campaign official also confirmed to the Associated Press that Sanders is entering the race.

Arkansas is a solidly red state and was easily won by Trump in the 2020 election. The current governor is Republican Asa Hutchinson, who has been in office since 2015 and cannot run again due to term limits.

Sarah Sanders announces run for Arkansas governor

  Sarah Sanders announces run for Arkansas governor Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders announced her run for governor of Arkansas in a video Monday. Now, less than a week after Trump himself left the White House under the cloud of a second impeachment, Sanders announced in a nearly eight-minute video Monday that she’s following his suggestion. Sanders, who endeared herself to Trump’s base while combatively — and sometimes misleadingly — sparring with the press, is seen by many as an early favorite in the race to lead a heavily GOP state where Trump’s role in the Capitol riot may not hurt her appeal.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders , the former White House press secretary , was heavily criticized for Ms. Sanders writes about the episode in her book, “Speaking for Myself,” in which she discusses her time working for Mr. Trump , as well as how she may run for governor of her home state, Arkansas , and

Well Sarah . It was the wrong number. Hang up.

The election is scheduled to take place on November 8, 2022.

The other Republican candidates include Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

But Dawsey reported Sanders is Trump's candidate of choice, and that she is leading in early polls.

During her time has press secretary, Sanders was a controversial figure, often sparring with reporters and at times criticized for spreading false information in defense of the president.

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'I'm in': Sarah Sanders announces bid for Arkansas governor .
Sarah Sanders kicked off her campaign for the governor of Arkansas on Monday with a nearly eight-minute video message posted on Twitter, playing on her past experience as former President Donald Trump's press secretary."I'm in," Sanders tweeted with the video.

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