A former top adviser to the previous president is widely expected to compete for the Arkansas governorship.
Speculation is growing that Sarah Huckabee Sanders is on the verge of announcing she will run for governor of Arkansas at the gubernatorial election coming up in November 2022.
People “familiar with the situation” revealed the former White House press secretary is preparing to declare her next tilt for public office in a prerecorded message.
“Sanders will announce on video her intention to seek the Republican nomination for the November 2022 election,” Reuters reported.
The rumor began spreading after incumbent Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson recognized he was “constitutionally barred from seeking a third term.”
Hutchinson recently welcomed back the National Guard after watching photos and videos of Guardsmen who claim they were evicted from the Capitol Complex and forced to sleep at a parking garage in downtown Washington.
“Just spoke to Gen. [Kendall] Penn, and our National Guard will be returning to Arkansas on Saturday,” he said on Twitter. “Very grateful for their service.”
The outgoing governor recently raised eyebrows after sending his best wishes to his political opponents Joe Biden and the Democratic Party’s new administration.
“A new president will be inaugurated [and] 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 [Bill] 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, former GOP Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
According to Reuters, she left the White House on “good terms” with President Trump and supported the 2020 Trump campaign.
“No question Arkansas is still Donald Trump country!” she said on Twitter.
The BL understands one of Sanders’s election priorities will be opposing Biden’s refusal to allow the $8 billion Keystone Pipeline Project to proceed. The project would create 11,000 much-needed jobs.
“President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone Pipeline will kill many good jobs in Arkansas,” Sanders said on Twitter. “The radical left is now running the show in Washington, and hardworking Americans are paying the price.”