by Sheri Urban
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is reportedly considering running for governor in her home state of Arkansas after she departs from her position in the Trump administration at the end of the month.
“In private conversations in recent weeks, Sanders has floated running for governor in her home state of Arkansas, according to two people familiar with the talks,” CNN reported. “Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson was re-elected just last year, so unless he steps down early — or is appointed to something — the governor’s office in Little Rock isn’t open until January 2023. She has told colleagues and friends that she thinks running for office would be a good next move for her, instead of taking a television job upon her departure.”
At a White House press conference, Trump took a moment to recognize Sanders and added that he wants her to run for governor in Arkansas, saying: “If we can get her to run for the Governor of Arkansas I think she’ll do very well and I’m trying to get her to do that.”
CNN’s report comes on the heels of President Donald Trump announcing Sanders’ departure from the administration.
“After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas,” Trump tweeted. “She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas – she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!”
Sanders tweeted: “I am blessed and forever grateful to @realDonaldTrump for the opportunity to serve and proud of everything he’s accomplished. I love the President and my job. The most important job I’ll ever have is being a mom to my kids and it’s time for us to go home. Thank you Mr. President!”