Last Updated on February 17, 2022
Sarah Sanders, the former press secretary to President Donald Trump and daughter of former-Governor Mike Huckabee, has formally announced she is a candidate for governor in the State of Arkansas.
Sanders is the third person to enter. She joins Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin in vying for the position. Both are Republicans.
The Arkansas gubernatorial race is an open field as the current Governor, Asa Hutchinson, also a Republican, is term-limited.
I'm in —> https://t.co/8bmfl3ZPgp
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— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) January 25, 2021
“I was the first White House press secretary to require Secret Service protection because of a credible, violent threat against me. We’ve seen violence in our streets at a congressional baseball practice and at our Capitol. This is not who we are as Americans,” Sanders said in her announcement. “To remain free, we must have law and order and resolve our differences peacefully.”
Sanders explained that the radical Left’s solution to the violence and violent confrontation is to impose government control. She also said that Big Tech’s censorship posed a totalitarian the top down that only exacerbated the tensions.
The former Trump press secretary said Socialism and the canceled culture will not only fail to heal the country, but it will also further divide the nation and destroy us as a people.
“Everything we love about America is at stake,” she said. “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 announced my candidacy for governor of Arkansas, and ask for your prayers and your support.”
.@SarahHuckabee announces run for Arkansas governor
"I will not retreat, I will not surrender and I will not bow down to the radical left, not now, not ever"https://t.co/LCh5j7TfV3
— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) January 25, 2021
Former President Trump repeatedly said Sanders should run for governor in Arkansas saying, “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents…she would be fantastic.”