Former Trump press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has launched a campaign-style website increasing speculation that she will run for Governor of Alabama in 2022.
According to The Hill:
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders rolled out a campaign-style website on Monday amid speculation that she is considering a run for governor of Arkansas.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) was reelected to a second term in 2018, and the office won’t come up to a vote again until 2022. But Hutchinson won’t be able to seek reelection that year due to term limits, leaving room for a fresh face to enter the race.
What’s more, creating a personal website, like the one unveiled by Sanders on Monday, allows prospective candidates to begin building email lists that could be used down the line to solicit donations and rally support.
If she does eventually mount a bid for the governor’s mansion, Sanders would enter the race with wide name recognition and deep political connections.
President Trump has encouraged a run:
….She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2019
Sanders father, Mike Huckabee served ass governor of the state from 1996 to 2007 giving her incredibly high name recognition in the state.