Donald Trump’s former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders formally announced on Monday that she is running for governor of Arkansas.
Since she has no experience as an elected official, Sanders relied heavily on her time working in the Trump White House while portraying herself as Arkansas’ last line of defense against the “radical left”.
“With the radical left now in control of Washington, your governor is your last line of defense. In fact, your governor must be on the front line. So today I announce my candidacy for governor of Arkansas,” she said. “As governor, I will defend our right to be free of socialism and tyranny, your Second Amendment right to keep your family safe and your freedom of speech and religious liberty. Our state needs a leader with the courage to do what’s right, not what’s political correct or convenient.”
Sanders will join the Republican primary with other hopefuls seeking to replace Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson who is unable to seek re-election because of term limits.