Rumors have been circulating since Sarah Sanders left her position as President Donald Trump’s White House Secretary in June about whether she would seek public office in Arkansas.
Rumors suggest that she is likely interested in serving as Governor. On Sunday, Sanders dropped a major hint with The New York Times.
“There are two types of people who run for office,” the former press secretary told the Times. “People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called.”
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s term will be up in 2023, which would create a lane run.
Sanders said, “It’s the role I’ve been pushed into. I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the right person to fit what the state needed at that time.”
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Sanders’ potential run in Arkansas, where her father Mike Huckabee served as the state’s Republican governor from 1996 to 2007, has disrupted fellow Arkansas Republicans’ “plans,” the Times notes. “Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has long been planning a run for governor. And Leslie Rutledge, the attorney general, is also expected to be a contender.”
But that doesn’t seem to be an issue for Sanders.
“You have to make a decision by Labor Day of 2021,” said Bryan Sanders, the former press secretary’s husband, again adding credence to the run. “She has a unique coalition. It’s not just Trump voters. It’s evangelicals because of her dad. It’s women.”
And a potential Sanders campaign is not contingent on the Trump 2020 victory. “If he wins, there’s a solid base and people will come in and be helpful. If he loses, people will be angry and they will want to rally around Trump people,” she said.
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Sanders continued: “I’m just excited to have people clap when I come up to a podium. It’s very different from what I’m used to. All I can say is thank God I’m back in Arkansas.”
“I was attacked for everything, not just my performance. I was called a fat soccer mom, my kids were threatened, my life was threatened. It was a lot. I hate harping on it, but to be in the position I’m in and to have Secret Service, that’s not normal…
“I don’t like being called a liar. The other stuff bothered me far less…
“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so.