Former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has just announced that she’s “been called” to run for office and has indicated that she is considering a run for governor of Arkansas in 2023.
“There are two types of people who run for office,” Sanders said last week, according to the New York Times. “People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I’ve been called.”
“It’s the role I’ve been pushed into,” Sanders added, speaking about the governor spot. “I wouldn’t want to do that if I wasn’t the right person to fit what the state needed at that time.”
If she decides to run for governor party leaders have already signaled their support.
Sanders is the daughter of former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee who was also the popular governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007.
President Trump who’s also a big fan of his former press secretary also suggested she should run for governor when she left the White House 6-months ago, to spend more time with her family.
Sanders did not officially announce a run for governor, during her interview with the New York Times, however, hinted throughout the interview that she’s considering it.
At one point, an animated and playful Sanders asked a reporter, if they’d vote for her, the paper noted. “Would you vote for me if you lived in Arkansas?” she asked. “I’ll put you down as a yes.”
Adding, “I’m just excited to have people clap when I come up to a podium,” Sanders said of attending events the deep red state she calls home. “It’s very different from what I’m used to. All I can say is thank God I’m back in Arkansas.”