Sarah Huckabee Sanders has soared to victory to easily win the Republican nomination for the Arkansas governor race.
She is expected to beat her Democrat challenger in the red state, making her the soon-to-be first woman elected governor in Arkansas’ history.
“When I worked at the White House, nobody ever cheered when I went up to the podium,” she said last night.
“This is different, but I like it a whole lot better.”
She also commented on the Texas elementary school tragedy.
“Every single life has value and the most vulnerable among us should be those that we are fighting for and protecting the most,” she said.
“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’s been an unstoppable force the whole time,” said Janine Parry, a political science professor at the University of Arkansas.
“She’s a masterful campaigner.
“We really don’t know much about her public policy positions, at least at the state level, but of course in this climate that really doesn’t matter.”
Jon Gilmore, an Arkansas-based political strategist said:
“She is a daughter of Arkansas.
“She knows the state better than anybody — and I think that’s why you have seen the support coalesce around her.”
Sarah Huckabee Sanders poised to smash the glass ceiling, becoming the first woman elected governor in Arkansas’ history. ✊ https://t.co/5byr0I6Ii4
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 25, 2022
According to CNN:
“Democrats are likely to end up with a charismatic and formidable nominee of their own in Chris Jones, an ordained minister and nuclear engineer who earned a Ph.D in urban planning at MIT.
“But Parry, who also is the director of the Arkansas poll at the university, said it will be difficult for any Democrat to break “38% at best” in November given GOP dominance within the state.”