Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the outgoing White House press secretary, is seriously considering running for governor of Arkansas, according to three people who have spoken to her in recent days. While Sanders and her associates have been quietly talking about the possibility for months, sometimes in jest, she has shown renewed interest in the prospect as she’s started contemplating her post-White House plans, the people said.
Trump again publicly teased the prospect of Sanders’ running for governor on Tuesday night during his re-election kickoff rally in Orlando, Fla. “I have a feeling she’s going to be running for a certain gubernatorial position,” the president said before bringing Sanders onstage. It was her last trip with Trump as press secretary before she steps down at the end of the month.
Sarah Sanders is seriously considering running for governor of Arkansas, according to three people who have spoken to her in recent days. She and her allies are checking in with donors and GOP operatives in the state.
— Andrew Restuccia (@AndrewRestuccia) June 19, 2019
Pres calls soon-to-depart Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the stage. Says he hopes she runs for Governor of Arkansas. She says serving as @PressSec has "truly been the honor of a lifetime." "I'm gonna miss her," says @POTUS, calling her "a warrior." pic.twitter.com/BhO5OIPDBo
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) June 19, 2019