A former top adviser to the previous administration received the former president’s approval to compete for the Arkansas governorship.
Former President Donald Trump officially endorsed Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s run for governor of Arkansas at the gubernatorial election coming up in November 2022.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct,” he in a statement shared on Twitter. “Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my complete and Total Endorsement!”
Trump revealed the former White House press secretary’s election policies would include border security, fighting crime, and supporting the military and veterans.
“Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers,” he said. “She loves our Military and Veterans–and her home state of Arkansas.”
Sanders thanked her former boss for giving a significant vote of confidence in her run for public office.
“Thank you President Trump, for your endorsement and for always believing in me,” she said on Twitter. “As governor, I will defend our freedom and lead with heart.”
She also encouraged all of her supporters to financially contribute toward her election campaign to defend every American’s right to be “free of socialism and tyranny.”
“We need a leader with the courage to do what is right—not what is politically correct or convenient,” she said on Twitter. “As governor, I will be your voice, and never let them silence you. Join me in this fight.”
Sanders announced her latest election campaign after it became clear incumbent Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson would be “constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.”
The outgoing governor recently raised eyebrows after sending his best wishes to his political opponents Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s new administration.
“Today a new president will be inaugurated. I wish the best for @Joe Biden as he takes on this immense responsibility,” Hutchinson said on Twitter. “As President George H.W. Bush wrote to President Clinton after the 1992 election, ‘Your success now is our country’s success.'”
Sanders replaced former press secretary Sean Spicer in 2017 and continued to serve the Trump administration for about two years before resigning and returning to her home state of Arkansas.
The 38-year-old’s family has a history of politics, particularly her father, Republican former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
According to Reuters, she left the White House on “good terms” with President Trump and supported the 2020 Trump campaign.