Former White House media sec. Sarah Sanders, running for gov. in Arkansas, sewed up crucial endorsements just last week from GOP members in the State, while a possibly strong competitor for the Republican nomination withdrew from the election.
In one of the most conservative states in the country, it means Sanders has a clear path to the governor’s mansion.
Sanders, who announced her candidacy in Jan., has already gotten the endorsements of current Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (who is coming up against term limits), the state’s two senators, John Boozman and Tom Cotton, and all four congressmen, Steve Womack, French Hill, Bruce Westerman, and Rick Crawford. All are GOP members.
Meanwhile, Arkansas A.G. Leslie Rutledge this Tuesday dropped out of the race, helping the path for a Sanders run.
Former President Trump defeated Biden by more than 27 points in 2020 and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton by almost the same margin in 2016.
Former President Clinton, who beat Senator Bob Dole in 1996, was the last Dem to win a presidential election in Arkansas.
Sanders’ father, who is now a Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee, was the governor from 1996 to 2007.
Sanders was a top force in the Trump Administration. Conservatives will remember how effectively she squared off with the media intent on destroying Trump.
All things considered, chances are great she will be the next Arkansas governor. And that is terrible news for Joe Biden.
She would replace Gov. Hutchinson who, although a GOP member, is not considered completely trustworthy by conservatives.
For example, he without hesitation accepted Biden as the winner on Nov. 15, amid a ton of possible election fraud.
In April, he got the ire of conservatives by vetoing a health care law that would “stop doctors from giving transgender youth with things like hormone therapies, puberty blockers and transition-related surgeries,” according to a fresh report in The Hill. (Trump even said he was a “RINO” for this move.)