ARKANSAS GOV RACE – Former Trump Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders kicked off her gubernatorial campaign tour yesterday in Benton, Arkansas. The daughter of former Arkansas Republican Governor Mike Huckabee Sanders will be visiting a total of 15 Arkansas cities, a tour that is scheduled to conclude Saturday in Springdale. Billed as the “Freedom Tour”, Sanders addressed an estimated 1,000 people yesterday; reflecting on her time as Whitehouse press secretary for the Trump Administration but also acknowledging that the focus of her campaign will be on nationalizing the Arkansas governor’s race.
"We have people in Washington, in leadership, the radical left that are not okay just changing policy," Sanders said. "They want to fundamentally change who we are as a country and we cannot sit back and do nothing and allow tha to happen."
Sanders, of Little Rock, is one of two announced Republican candidates for governor in 2022. The other is Attorney General Leslie Rutledge of Maumelle. Four announced Democratic candidates for governor include- Anthony Bland, Chris Jones, James "Rus" Russell, and Supha Xayprasith-Mays, all of Little Rock and an announced Libertarian candidate, Rickey Dale Harrington Jr. of Pine Bluff. Current Governor Republican Asa Hutchinson won’t be running due to term limits.