Trump-endorsed former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders won the governor’s race election and will become Arkansas’ first female governor.
With 93 percent of the vote in, Sarah Sanders crushed her Democrat opponent Chris Jones in an almost 30 point landslide victory with 63.1 percent to Jones’s 35.1 percent.
From 2017 to 2019, Sanders served as Trump’s White House Press Secretary. Sanders is also the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
“Every single life has value and the most vulnerable among us should be those that we are fighting for and protecting the most,” Sanders said during her victory speech on Tuesday afternoon.
“I can assure you that in my administration, that’s exactly what we will do. We will make sure that when a kid is in the womb, they’re as safe as they are in the classroom, the workplace, the nursing home, because every stage of life has value,” she added.
“When I worked at the White House, nobody ever cheered when I went up to the podium. This is different, but I like it a whole lot better,” she joked.
In January 2021, Trump endorsed Sarah Sanders, writing in a statement, “Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct.”
“Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers,” Trump added.
“She loves our military and veterans–and her home state of Arkansas. Sarah will be a GREAT governor and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement,” Trump continued.
Before Sanders decided to run, Trump urged her to run, saying in June 2019, “If we can get her to run for the governor of Arkansas, I think she’ll do very well. I’m trying to get her to do that.”