Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who served as a White House press secretary beneath former President Donald J. Trump, will formally announce her candidacy for governor of Arkansas on Monday in a video set to go surfing within the morning, an individual briefed on her plans mentioned.
Ms. Sanders might be operating for a seat her father, Mike Huckabee, as soon as held, and she or he is seen as the popular candidate of Mr. Trump.
She can even be, to some extent, a take a look at of Mr. Trump’s remaining energy within the Republican Party, which has discovered itself divided after the tumultuous ultimate weeks of Mr. Trump’s presidency, his false claims of widespread voter fraud and his function in igniting a riot by his supporters on the Capitol on Jan. 6.
When Ms. Sanders resigned as press secretary, in June 2019, Mr. Trump prompt that she run for governor in Arkansas. She is anticipated to face a main, however her identify recognition alone is anticipated to give her a lift on the outset.
Ms. Sanders already has a fund-raising staff in place, one other individual briefed on her plans mentioned.
Ms. Sanders was certainly one of Mr. Trump’s favourite advisers whereas she labored for him. But she additionally was a lightning rod for criticism whereas she was the press secretary, notably for her frequent sparring with reporters from the White House briefing room.