The Associated Press reports:
Sarah Sanders, Donald Trump’s former chief spokeswoman and one of his closest aides, is running for Arkansas governor, a senior campaign official told The Associated Press on Sunday night.
Sanders, who left the White House in 2019 to return to her home state, planned to announce her bid on Monday, according to the campaign official who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the formal announcement
The former White House press secretary is launching her bid less than a week after the end of Trump’s presidency and as the ex-president faces an impeachment trial. But Sanders is also running in a solidly red state where Republicans tend to embrace the former president.
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BREAKING: Former White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, will announce her own candidacy for Arkansas governor on Monday, a source said Sunday night. Read more » https://t.co/poeA68RF2h
— AR Democrat-Gazette (@ArkansasOnline) January 25, 2021
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is said to be planning a bid for Arkansas governor, in what will be a test of former President Trump’s strength in the G.O.P. https://t.co/tEfRvXaMCv
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 25, 2021