Sarah Sanders Says She’s Thinking About Running; Has Trump’s Full Support
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced last week that she will be leaving her White House position at the end of the month, but she may not be out of the political spotlight for long.
Recent reports suggest that Sanders is strongly considering running to be the next governor of Arkansas, and she already has the full support of President Donald Trump.
Sanders and her allies have reportedly been making calls to GOP donors and operatives in her home state to test the waters.
John Gilmore, political strategist for Arkansas’ current Gov. Republican Asa Hutchinson, tweeted that two websites that could be used for a campaign were registered anonymously on the same day in May, SarahforGovernor.com and SarahforArkansas.com.
That's the first clue that Sanders may be running to become the governor of Arkansas.
The second clue came during Trump's rally in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday night, where the president put his support behind Sanders.
During his rally announcing his re-election bid, Trump brought Sanders onto the stage and said: “I have a feeling she’s going to be running for a certain gubernatorial position.”
The third clue came last week, when Trump wrote on Twitter that he hopes Sanders will run for governor of Arkansas.
"After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas. She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!" Trump wrote last Thursday.
If she chooses to follow in her father's footsteps, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, the seat for governor opens up in 2022.
As such, she would begin campaigning and growing support this year so that she has a massive war chest heading into the election.
And, she already has the endorsement of the president of the United States, which carries a lot of weight.