Former Trump White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she’s running for governor of Arkansas – a position once held by her father Mike Huckabee.
She will be challenged by current Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in the GOP Primary as they seek to replace term-limited Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Watch Sander’s big announcement HERE.
President Trump solidly won Arkansas with 62 percent of the vote in November so whichever candidate emerges from the competitive primary will most likely become the 47th Governor of Arkansas.
According to Josh Dawsey of WaPo, Sanders – who left the administration in mid-2019 is perceived as “the leader” in the polls.
Before her tenure in the Trump administration, Huckabee Sanders served in various roles as a political operative.
In 2002 at the age of 20, she served as a field coordinator for her father’s reelection campaign for Governor.
She then went on to serve as a regional liaison for congressional affairs at the U.S. Department of Education during the Bush administration before heading off to work on Bush’s reelection campaign in the crucial state of Ohio.
When her father ran for President in 2008 Sanders served as the national political director for his campaign which is one of the highest-ranking roles within a campaign organization.
As the founding partner of Second Street Strategies, she advised several candidates such as former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton.
In 2016, she managed her father’s presidential campaign before becoming a senior advisor to President Trump’s campaign.