Sarah Huckabee Sanders, one of former US President Donald Trump’s spokespersons, wants to run in Arkansas state governorate. In doing so, she gets official backing from Trump, who opened an office in Florida on Monday to advance his political agenda further.
Huckabee Sanders (38) wants to run in elections in the Midwestern state in 2022. The Republican became known for her time in the White House, where she was frequently at odds with the American press as a press officer.
Before coming to Washington, she worked as campaign manager for her father Mike Huckabee, a pastor who ran unsuccessfully in the 2016 Republican primaries as a presidential candidate. Father Huckabee served as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.
That state is considered a Republican stronghold. Huckabee Sanders is seen as the big favourite for the Republican nomination for the governor. Despite his involvement in the Capitol’s storming early this month, Trump seems unabatedly popular in Arkansas. Therefore, Huckabee Sanders decided in the announcement video for her candidacy to reflect on the time when she worked for Trump.
“With the radical left in power in Washington, your governor is your last line of defence,” she said in a video posted on Twitter. “As your governor, I will defend your right to be free from socialism and tyranny.”
Unlike many associates, Huckabee Sanders left the White House in 2019 while still on good terms with then-President Trump. He was quick to express his support for his former spokeswoman. “Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on crime, and supports the right to firearms and our great police officers,” said her old boss.