On Tuesday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former Trump Administration press secretary, took the Arkansas GOP gubernatorial nomination in a landslide victory.
The 39-year-old, wife and mother of three, beat her opponent, former podcaster and talk radio host Doc Washburn, netting 83% of the vote, and will run against Democrat nominee Chris Jones, a minster and a nuclear engineer, in November.
During her victory speech, Sanders connected the tragic deaths of 19 children in a Texas elementary school to the “stark and humbling reminder of just how precious life is.” Sanders went on pledging to protect life from the womb through the end of life.
“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 from Little Rock. “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.”
If Sanders wins her bid for the Governor’s Mansion, she will follow in her father’s footsteps. Mike Huckabee held Arkansas’ highest seat from 1996-to 2007.
Also, former President Donald Trump endorsed her shortly after he left office.
“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 wrote. “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!”