Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday that she is running for governor of Arkansas in 2022.
Sanders previously served as White House Press Secretary for President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2019. After departing from her position in June 2019, Trump urged Sanders to run for governor of Arkansas, tweeting, “She would be fantastic.”
In a nearly 8-minute long video released on Twitter Monday morning, Sanders said, “As governor, I will defend your right to be free of socialism and tyranny.”
“Our state needs a leader with the courage to do what’s right, not what’s politically correct or convenient,” she continued.
Sanders is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who served from 1996 to 2007. He was also a candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination in both 2008 and 2016.
“My dad always said, the real test of a leader is not the way you handle issues you know are coming, it’s rising to the moment in a crisis you could never plan for.”
Sanders hopes to be the first woman governor of Arkansas.
“I was only the third woman, and the first mom to serve as White House Press Secretary,” Sanders said. “With your support, I hope to be the first woman to lead our state as governor.”
Moreover, Sanders vowed to promote law and order, prohibit sanctuary cities, fight back against the green new deal, lower state income tax and create new jobs.
Sanders is seeking to replace current GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is barred by term limits from running for reelection next year. Sanders will run against Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin and Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge in the Republican primary. No Democrats have formally announced their candidacy.
“I will not retreat, I will not surrender and I will not bow down to the radical left, not now, not ever,” Sanders said. “As governor, I will defend our freedom and lead with heart.”
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