Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is looking to capitalize on her Trump loyalist cred by running for governor of Arkansas.
According to the Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey, Sanders “will announce tomorrow that she’s running for governor of Arkansas. She’s seen as leader in the polls and the president’s preferred candidate in a GOP state. Expect video announcement of her bid.”
Despite having no experience as an elected official, Sanders will likely be a formidable opponent in the deep red state of Arkansas where her dad once served as governor, plus she had a top role in the Trump White House.
Trump has also given her his blessing to run for governor since Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson is barred by term limits from seeking reelection, according to the Associated Press.
“I think there are two types of people that run for office: people that are called and people that just want to be somebody, that want a title. I feel like in some ways, I’ve already hit a pretty good political title,” Sanders told AP in an interview last year.
“If I do (run), it will because I feel called to do it and because I feel I can offer something to the state and I can do something to help move the state further ahead and grow it in a positive way and I fit what the state needs at that time,” she said.