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Sanders Launches New TV Ad: “Rip Off”

September 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Sarah Huckabee Sanders today released a new TV ad, “Rip Off,” that will begin airing statewide as part of her previously announced $3.5 million paid media campaign through Election Day. 
 
The ad, which features Sanders’ youngest son George, explains how President Joe Biden’s inflation is a pay cut for all Arkansans — “a rip off,” according to George. Sanders says that when she is governor, she will lower taxes to give the people of Arkansas a pay raise. 
 
Click here to watch the ad.
 
“Rip Off” (:30)
 
Scene: George Sanders performs household chores.
 
George Sanders: “I have to do all of the work around here.”
 
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “Great job, George.”
 
Scene: George runs to the grocery store to spend the money he made doing chores.
 
Scene: George attempts to buy his item at the checkout line.
 
Store Clerk: “Not enough.”
 
George Sanders: “What.”
 
Store Clerk: “Taxes! Inflation! Don’t you know this is the Biden economy?”
 
George Sanders: “What a rip off.”
 
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “Biden’s inflation is a pay cut for every Arkansan. As governor, I’ll lower your taxes to give you a pay raise.”
 
George Sanders: “Sarah for Governor.”

Another Poll Shows Sanders with Commanding Lead

September 19, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Another new poll has been released showing Sarah Huckabee Sanders with a commanding lead in the general election. The poll, released by Remington Research Group, shows Sanders with a 25-point lead.
 
“Arkansans want a conservative leader with bold plans to create high-paying jobs, increase access to quality education, reduce violent crime, and push back on an out-of-control federal government,” Sanders said. “As governor, I will lead our state with heart and take it to the top.”
 
The new Remington poll shows Sanders getting 59 percent of the vote to 34 percent for the Democrat, 3 percent for the Libertarian, and 5 percent undecided. It was conducted September 14-15, among 1,418 likely 2022 General Election voters in Arkansas, with a margin of error of +/-2.4 percent.
 
Another poll released last week by Echelon Insights, showed Sanders leading with 62 percent of the vote to 32 percent in a head-to-head matchup with her Democrat opponent, and 6 percent undecided.
 
Sanders won the Republican nomination for governor in May with more than 83 percent of the vote—a historic victory. Since launching her campaign, Sanders has shattered the fundraising record for most money ever raised by a candidate for governor of Arkansas.

Statement from the Sarah for Governor Campaign

September 17, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The Sarah for Governor campaign today released the following statement after Sarah Huckabee Sanders was discharged from an Arkansas hospital.

Statement from Communications Director Judd Deere:

“Following successful surgery on Friday to remove her thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes and in consultation with her physician, Sarah was discharged from an Arkansas hospital—cancer free—today. She will spend the remaining portion of her recovery at home. Sarah is in great spirits and remains grateful for the exceptional care and service provided by the doctors and nurses. Sarah and her entire family are appreciative of the prayers and well-wishes from Arkansans and many friends from across the country.”

 
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Statements from the Sarah for Governor Campaign

September 16, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The Sarah for Governor campaign today released the following statements:
 

Statement from Sarah Huckabee Sanders:
 
“During a check-up earlier this month, my doctor ordered a biopsy on an area of concern in my neck and the test revealed that I had thyroid cancer. Today, I underwent a successful surgery to remove my thyroid and surrounding lymph nodes and by the grace of God I am now cancer-free. I want to thank the Arkansas doctors and nurses for their world-class care, as well as my family and friends for their love, prayers, and support. I look forward to returning to the campaign trail soon. This experience has been a reminder that whatever battle you may be facing, don’t lose heart. As governor, I will never quit fighting for the people of our great state.”
 
Statement from John R. Sims, M.D.:
 
“Sarah is currently recovering from surgery in which we removed her thyroid gland and some of the surrounding lymph nodes in her neck. The surgery went extremely well, and I expect her to be back on her feet even within the next 24 hours. This is a Stage I papillary thyroid carcinoma which is the most common type of thyroid cancer and has an excellent prognosis. While she will need adjuvant treatment with radioactive iodine, as well as continued long term follow up, I think it’s fair to say she’s now cancer free, and I don’t anticipate any of this slowing her down.”
 
Biography of John R. Sims, M.D.:
 
Dr. John Sims is a Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon at CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock, Ark. He came to CARTI from Mount Sinai – Beth Israel in New York City, New York, where he completed a fellowship in head and neck oncologic and microvascular reconstructive surgery. A graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), he completed his residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. 
 

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Sanders Launches $3.5 Million in Paid Media

September 1, 2022

First statewide general election TV ad to air Saturday during Arkansas game; Campaign’s buy runs through Election Day

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor campaign will launch its first statewide general election TV ad on Saturday, September 3, as it begins a $3.5 million paid media campaign through Election Day.

“I am grateful for the support thousands have made in this campaign to ensure I can take my message of freedom, empowerment, and opportunity to every corner of Arkansas,” Sanders said. “As governor, I will defend our freedom and champion good schools, higher paying jobs, and a better life for all.”

The first general election TV ad for the campaign will air Saturday during the football game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and Cincinnati Bearcats. Go Hogs! The ad is, “No”, which first aired during the primary, about how being a mom and White House Press Secretary prepared Sanders to take on the radical left and the challenge of leading Arkansas.

Beginning Wednesday, September 7, Arkansans will also see the ad, “Quality Education”, in which Sanders discusses her vision to provide a quality education for every child in Arkansas. 

Click here to watch the ad.

“Quality Education” (:30)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “When I’m governor, we will educate kids, not indoctrinate them with the left’s agenda. We will empower parents, not bureaucrats, and we will prepare students for the workforce, not government dependency. I believe every kid in this state should have access to a quality education, a good job, and a better life right here in Arkansas.”

Voiceover: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor.”

Sanders won the Republican nomination for governor in May with more than 83 percent of the vote—a historic victory. Since launching her campaign, Sanders has shattered the fundraising record for most money ever raised by a candidate for governor of Arkansas.

Sanders Hosts Policy Roundtable with Adoption, Foster Care Leaders

August 9, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders today held a roundtable with adoption, foster care, and family advocacy leaders from across Arkansas as she continues her policy discussions focused on empowering Arkansans. The group exchanged ideas on much-needed improvements to the state foster care system, making Arkansas the most pro-adoption state in the country, and building strong families with real opportunities.

“Every human life is a gift from God that must be valued, protected, and empowered, not only in the womb but beyond,” Sanders said. “As governor, I will work to ensure that Arkansas children have a good home, with a quality education and real opportunities that empower them into successful adults. Arkansas is the most pro-life state in America, but I believe we must now become the most pro-adoption state by improving the state foster care system, eliminating unneeded barriers, increasing partnerships between the public sector, faith-based communities, and non-profits, and supporting parents who strive to help kids in one of their greatest moments of need.”

Sanders has hosted roundtables on education, tourism and outdoor recreation, workforce development, economic development, public safety, and energy. She will host roundtables on agriculture, health care, and infrastructure, among other topics, in the coming months.

Sanders Announces Campaign Senior Staff

August 2, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Sarah Huckabee Sanders today announced the senior staff of her campaign for Governor of Arkansas.

“I am excited to have assembled this talented group of individuals to help me continue to take my message of bold, conservative reforms to all 75 counties of Arkansas. All of them bring unique experiences and expertise, which makes this campaign, along with our incredible supporters, even stronger,” Sanders said.

Sarah For Governor Senior Staff:

Campaign Manager Chris Caldwell is the former federal Co-Chairman of the Delta Regional Authority. A Bryant native and graduate of the University of Arkansas, he worked for U.S. Senator John Boozman (Ark.) from 2010 to 2018 and managed his 2016 re-election campaign. Chris also served on former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential bid and then-U.S. Senator Tim Hutchinson’s 2002 campaign.

Deputy Campaign Manager Jordan Powell is a campaign strategist who has served as a consultant, communications advisor, ad maker, and digital expert for gubernatorial, congressional, state house, and issue campaigns across the country. He has also served as a press secretary on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. In 2016, Jordan served as Deputy Campaign Manager for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign.

Senior Advisor Gretchen Conger joined the Sarah for Governor campaign after serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, where she was responsible for budget, policy, and legislative affairs. Prior to her 7-year tenure with Governor Ducey, Gretchen worked on multiple issue-based and candidate-based campaigns in Arizona.

Policy Advisor Jack Sisson is a public affairs professional and consultant with more than 15 years of experience at the state and federal levels. In Washington, D.C., he served as health policy advisor to U.S. Senator John Boozman (Ark.) and aide to then-U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (Kas.). Jack also worked as an advisor to former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and as campaign manager for Representative French Hill (AR-02).

Political Director Jamie Barker was born and raised in Smackover. He has worked on campaigns for U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (Ark.) and Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, as well as former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s 2016 presidential campaign. Jamie has also previously served as Political Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas. He is a past chairman of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans and past member of the state party’s executive committee. He is a political consultant with the Arkansas-based firm, JCD Consulting.

Communications Director Judd Deere is a former White House Deputy Press Secretary for President Donald J. Trump and brings more than a decade of political communications experience at both the national and state levels. Most recently serving as Deputy Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Bill Hagerty (Tenn.), Judd has also worked for U.S. Senators John Boozman (Ark.) and Mike Crapo (Idaho), as well as Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. Judd is a Benton native and graduate of Lyon College.

Finance Director Cathy Lanier is a successful political fundraiser based in the state of Arkansas and has worked for several years to raise campaign funds for candidates at the local, state, and federal levels. She has previously worked for Representative French Hill (AR-02) and U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (Ark.), as well as Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin and Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. She also worked as a regional finance director for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s presidential campaign in 2016. Cathy grew up in Magnolia.

Director of Accounting and Compliance Megan Turner is a certified public accountant (CPA) and graduate of Ouachita Baptist University. She spent ten years in public accounting and business before joining the political field. Megan specializes in state and federal campaign finance and served as Director of Accounting and Compliance for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s 2016 presidential campaign, as well as similar roles for numerous other campaigns and political action committees.

Director of Operations Alex Flemister has spent his career in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, he served as Associate Director for the White House Office of Public Liaison under President Donald J. Trump where he was the liaison for the business, veteran, and AAPI communities. Alex is a Little Rock native and a graduate of the University of Arkansas.

Sanders Releases Statement After Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade

June 24, 2022

LITTLE ROCK, AR – Sarah Huckabee Sanders has released the following statement after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade today:

“For decades, this is a day so many of us have prayed for and worked towards. I am thankful for the brave resolve of the six Supreme Court justices who – while receiving death threats and extreme political pressure – did what is right: defending the lives of the most innocent and vulnerable in our society.

“As Americans, we value the sanctity of life, and it is in our very nature to protect it. As a mom, I know the love that each of my three children have brought to our family, and, as governor, I will fight to keep Arkansas one of the most pro-life states in the nation.”

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Sanders Hosts Policy Roundtable With Energy Leaders

June 22, 2022

EL DORADO, AR – Sarah Huckabee Sanders sat down with energy leaders from across Arkansas today as she continues her policy roundtable series focused on empowering Arkansans. The group exchanged ideas on fostering the growth of the energy sector, taking an all-of-the-above approach, and providing reliable, affordable energy to all Arkansans.

“As President Biden continues to destroy our economy with his America-last energy policies and beg other nations for foreign oil, it’s time to unleash the resources we have right here at home,” Sanders said. “As governor, I will enact bold, conservative reforms to create an environment that allows the energy industry to continue to invest and diversify. A strong economy and a reliable, growing energy sector will create opportunity for every Arkansan and help take our state to the top.”

Sanders has hosted roundtables on education, tourism and outdoor recreation, workforce development, economic development, and public safety. She will host roundtables on healthcare and infrastructure, among other topics, in the coming months.
 

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Susan B. Anthony List’s Candidate Fund PAC Endorses Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor

May 13, 2022

Little Rock, AR — SBA List’s Candidate Fund PAC endorsed Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor of Arkansas today.

In a statement, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a dear friend and courageous leader who communicates pro-life truth with steadfast poise and grace. The first mom to serve as White House Press Secretary, she is a trailblazer who proves our children are an inspiration, not an obstacle to our success. Standing on her guiding principles of faith and compassion, she is a strong advocate for the most vulnerable among us. At a time when extremist Democrats want to shut down debate and impose abortion on demand without limits across America, Sarah will champion Arkansans’ right to enact life-saving laws and work with community heroes who serve women and families every day. We could not be prouder to support her for governor and look forward to continuing our fight for unborn babies and mothers together.”

“I am honored to have the endorsement of SBA List’s Candidate Fund PAC as we stand together to defend the right to life,” Sanders said. “Every human life is a gift from God with intrinsic value that must be protected. As the next governor of Arkansas, I will be an unequivocal defender of life, keeping Arkansas one of the most pro-life states in the nation.”