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Sarah for Governor Announces Over $11 Million Raised

October 14, 2021

$3.7 million raised from almost 10,000 Arkansans
 

Little Rock, AR — Sarah Huckabee Sanders will report raising more than $11 million total from more than 76,500 donors, including over $2.1 million in the third quarter of 2021. The campaign has over $7 million cash on hand – more than any Arkansas gubernatorial candidate has raised total in state history.
 
Sanders has raised more money in Arkansas than all of her other opponents combined, totaling $3.7 million from nearly 10,000 Arkansans. 
 
“I am grateful for the overwhelming support I have received from every county in our state and every state in our nation,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “Now more than ever, Arkansas needs a real leader who will take our state to the top with bold reforms, lower taxes, and higher paying jobs to unleash our full potential.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor Launches First TV Ad

September 10, 2021

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor campaign has released its first TV ad, “Who We Are”. The ad will debut tomorrow during the Arkansas vs. Texas football game.

Click here to watch the ad.

The release of this first TV ad comes at the end of the campaign’s 15-stop, weeklong Sarah for Governor Freedom Tour across Arkansas. During the tour, Sarah met with, and answered questions from, thousands of supporters, as well as local media, about important issues facing our great state.

Script: “Who We Are” (:60)

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “I’ll never forget being a student at Little Rock Central High and watching my dad – a Republican governor – and Bill Clinton – a Democrat president – hold open the doors for the Little Rock Nine, doors that forty years earlier had been closed to them because they’re black.

“Good triumphed over evil.

“That is who we are. 

“The radical left wants to teach our kids America is a racist and evil country, but Arkansans are generous, hard-working people.

“I was born and raised here. This is where we chose to raise our family, and I want the same for my three kids as yours: a better life, here in Arkansas.

“We don’t want our kids living under socialism, cancel culture, and big government taking away our freedom.

“As governor, I will defend our freedom and champion good schools, higher paying jobs, and a better life for all.”

Voiceover: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor.”

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Sarah for Governor Announces 15-Stop Statewide Freedom Tour

August 19, 2021

Includes Boat Parade & Labor Day Rally featuring John Rich
 

LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor campaign has announced a 15-stop Freedom Tour across Arkansas. The tour will include a boat parade, Labor Day Rally featuring John Rich, and a pancake breakfast honoring our nation’s heroes on the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The tour will begin on Sunday, September 5th, and end on Saturday, September 11th.
 
“The freedoms we are blessed with as Arkansans and Americans are always worth fighting for. Socialism and government control are destined to fail – freedom is the foundation and the hope for our great state and country. I am excited to continue taking this message to every corner of Arkansas during our Freedom Tour. I love our state and care about our people, and as governor I will not be intimidated by the serious challenges we face. I will always stand for what’s right – not what’s politically correct or convenient,” Sanders said.
 

Sarah for Governor Freedom Tour Schedule

Sunday, September 5th

Event: Sarah for Governor Boat Parade
Where: Mountain Harbor/Lake Ouachita
When: 2:00 PM

Monday, September 6th

Event: Sarah for Governor Freedom Tour Kickoff Rally featuring John Rich
Where: 403 N Main St, Benton, AR 72015
When: 4:00 PM

Tuesday, September 7th

Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: Holly’s Country Cooking (116 S Harkrider St, Conway, AR 72032)
When: 8:45 AM

Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: CJ’s Butcher Boy (2803 N Arkansas Ave, Russellville, AR 72802)
When: 11:45 AM

Event: Freedom Tour Rally
Where: Fort Smith Riverfront Pavilion (100 N. B Street, Fort Smith, AR 72901)
When: 5:30 PM

Wednesday, September 8th

Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: Buncles Brick Oven and Brews (1406 HWY 62 E, Mountain Home, AR 72653)
When: 12:00 PM

Event: Freedom Tour Rally
Where: ASU Regional Farmers’ Market (3350 Aggie Road, Jonesboro, AR 72401)
When: 5:00 PM

Thursday, September 9th

Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: Hoots (2008 US-65, McGehee, AR 71654)
When: 8:45 AM

Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: Pupp’s BBQ (101 E Main Street, El Dorado, AR 71762)
When: 12:15 PM

Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: Hamburger Barn (2813 Pine St., Arkadelphia, AR 71923)
When: 3:45 PM

Event: Clark County Republican Committee Lincoln Day Dinner
Where: Henderson State University, Garrison Center (Arkadelphia, AR)
When: 6:00 PM

Friday, September 10th


Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: Old Tyme Burger Shoppe (1205 Arkansas Blvd, Texarkana, AR 71854)
When: 8:30 AM

Event: Freedom Tour Meet & Greet
Where: Colton’s Steak House (195 Northport Dr, Cabot, AR 72023)
When: 2:00 PM

Event: White County Republican Committee Lincoln/Reagan Dinner
Where: 101 S Benton Ave, Searcy, AR 72143
When: 6:30 PM

Saturday, September 11th

Event: Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes Pancake Breakfast
Where: Sam’s Furniture (4326 Hidden Creek Ln, Springdale, AR 72762)
When: 8:00 AM

Learn more at ARFreedomTour.com

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Over $9 Million Raised

July 15, 2021

Most money raised by a gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas’ history


Little Rock, AR – Sarah Huckabee Sanders will report raising $4.2 million in the second quarter, including more than $1.5 million from Arkansans, increasing her total to a staggering $9.1 million from over 67,000 donors. This shatters the record for the most money ever raised by any campaign for governor in state history.

In Arkansas, the campaign has raised more than $3 million total from nearly 9,000 Arkansans.

“I am thankful for the outpouring of support from all across our state,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “It’s clear Arkansans want a leader who will defend our freedom and stand up to the radical left, grow our economy and create jobs, and increase access to quality education and opportunity for a brighter, more prosperous future.”
 

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“Mike Masterson: Honoring vets” – AR Dem Gazette

June 29, 2021

The sky was robin’s egg blue peppered with pearl clouds when Sarah Huckabee Sanders breezed in and out of Harrison last week. She’d been invited by veterans groups to address and meet the community’s former military servicemen and women as they dedicated the community’s renovated veterans resource center called Camp Jack.

The expansive auditorium in the historic building with its shiny tile floor echoed with conversations against a lectern framed by 10 flags and the scents of popcorn, coffee, cupcakes and doughnuts. Balloons bearing the stars and stripes floated from tables.

There was standing room only. After all, this was a landmark day for veterans from throughout Boone County and beyond who’d longed for decades to have a spacious place they could gather in fellowship and camaraderie.

One thing Sanders didn’t come for was to push her campaign for governor, which seemed just fine with the 300 or so guests, residents and, of course, the veterans themselves. One man pointed out that two Razorback football seasons still must pass before the next election.

As just the third female and the first mother to serve as a presidential press secretary, the whip-smart 38-year-old graduate of Central High School and Ouachita Baptist University and daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee wanted the throng to know how close she feels to those who’ve served our nation in defending its freedoms.

“I really wanted to come and do this today,” she said. “There is no greater representation of the greatness of our nation than its veterans.” It was apparent to me from her comments that her soft spot for older men in veterans caps runs deep and sincere.

“Good people do everything they can to protect the values of our communities, state and country,” she said. “One reason I’m here is to say thank you. This is a special place for special people.” Clad in a fashionable blue dress, Sanders said America is the greatest, most free country the world has ever known, but we could lose that should we lose our love for our foundations as a nation. She said those who have gone before and sacrificed for us with their lives allow us the freedom to pursue our dreams.


Click here to read Mike Masterson’s entire column.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Raises Nearly $5 Million In First Quarter

April 15, 2021

Shatters Quarterly Fundraising Record in Arkansas

Little Rock, AR – Sarah Huckabee Sanders will report raising over $4.8 million in the two months since announcing her candidacy on January 25th – including more than $1.5 million from Arkansans – shattering the record for most money ever raised in a quarter by any campaign in state history.

“I am grateful for the generous support of so many Arkansans – in 60 days we held over 50 events in Arkansas and received more than 6,500 donations across all 75 counties of the state. Our message of limiting government and advancing education and opportunity is clearly resonating,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Overall, the campaign had over 34,700 donors at an average contribution amount of under $97 per donation in the first quarter. 90% of the campaign’s donations were $100 or less.

“With the radical left in control of Washington, our governors are our last line of defense,” Sanders said. “I will be on the front line of the fight for freedom and am encouraged to have so many friends across our state and country standing with us.”

Vice President Mike Pence Endorses Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor

March 15, 2021
Little Rock, AR — Vice President Mike Pence endorsed Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor of Arkansas today.

In a statement, Vice President Pence said: “Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a Christian, a conservative, and a proud Arkansan who will fight for the people of Arkansas, stand with law enforcement, promote lower taxes, champion school choice, and more. Sarah will be a great Governor and has my full support!”
More about Sarah
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas. She served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidant of the President, Sarah advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two and a half years, Sarah worked closely with the president, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and accompanying the president on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. Sarah is only the third woman – and the very first mom – to ever hold the job of White House press secretary.

Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sarah as “irreplaceable,” a “warrior” and “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.”

Sarah joined the Trump campaign as a senior advisor in February 2016 during the Republican primary, and continued in that role through the President’s historic defeat of Hillary Clinton.

Sarah has previously worked in leadership roles for U.S. Senators, Governors, and presidential campaigns. In Arkansas, Sarah was a senior advisor to Senator Tom Cotton in 2014 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Pryor, and was campaign manager for Senator John Boozman in 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln. In 2007 and 2008, Sarah helped lead her father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, to victory in the Iowa Caucuses and seven other states as his national political director. Sarah served in the Department of Education during President George W. Bush’s administration, and was campaign manager of the ONE campaign, a global non-profit founded by U2’s Bono to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Sarah has been recognized in Fortune and TIME Magazine “40 under 40.” She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Speaking for Myself,” a former Fox News contributor, and serves on the Fulbright board.

Sarah grew up in Pine Bluff and Texarkana, and is a proud graduate of Little Rock Central High and Ouachita Baptist University. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, Bryan, their children Scarlett, Huck, and George, and their golden retriever, Traveler.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders issues statement on Tim Griffin’s exit from Governor’s race

February 8, 2021

Little Rock, AR — Sarah Huckabee Sanders today released the following statement in response to Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin’s announcement that he’ll exit the race for Governor and instead run for Attorney General:

“Tim Griffin has been a strong voice for Arkansas and I look forward to working with him to unite our party and make our state better. I wish Tim and his family the very best.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced for Governor two weeks ago by video, laying out her qualifications and vision for Arkansas. The announcement video has now been viewed more than seven million times across her social media platforms. She previously announced her campaign had raised $1 million in its first four days, including donations from all 75 counties in Arkansas.

“I’m grateful for the outpouring of support from Arkansans for my campaign – our message is powerfully resonating with people in every corner of our state. As governor, I will represent all Arkansans, defend our freedom and lead with heart,” Sanders said.

More about Sarah
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas. She served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidant of the President, Sarah advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two and a half years, Sarah worked closely with the president, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and accompanying the president on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. Sarah is only the third woman – and the very first mom – to ever hold the job of White House press secretary.

Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sarah as “irreplaceable,” a “warrior” and “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.”

Sarah joined the Trump campaign as a senior advisor in February 2016 during the Republican primary, and continued in that role through the President’s historic defeat of Hillary Clinton.

Sarah has previously worked in leadership roles for U.S. Senators, Governors, and presidential campaigns. In Arkansas, Sarah was a senior advisor to Senator Tom Cotton in 2014 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Pryor, and was campaign manager for Senator John Boozman in 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln. In 2007 and 2008, Sarah helped lead her father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, to victory in the Iowa Caucuses and seven other states as his national political director. Sarah served in the Department of Education during President George W. Bush’s administration, and was campaign manager of the ONE campaign, a global non-profit founded by U2’s Bono to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Sarah has been recognized in Fortune and TIME Magazine “40 under 40.” She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Speaking for Myself,” a former Fox News contributor, and serves on the Fulbright board.

Sarah grew up in Pine Bluff and Texarkana, and is a proud graduate of Little Rock Central High and Ouachita Baptist University. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, Bryan, their children Scarlett, Huck, and George, and their golden retriever, Traveler.

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders reveals her plans for Arkansas if elected governor” – Fox News

January 30, 2021

“Sarah Huckabee Sanders outlined her plans…if she wins the race for Arkansas governor.

“The former White House press secretary under President Trump detailed a plan to grow the economy and champion school choice.”

Click here to read the entire article.

Sanders Announces Support from All 75 Counties of Arkansas and Over One Million Dollars Raised since Monday

January 28, 2021

Campaign has raised over one million dollars in less than a week, including donations from Arkansans in every county in the state

Little Rock, AR — The Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor campaign today announced it has raised over one million dollars since Monday, including contributions from Arkansans in all 75 counties of the state.

“I’m grateful for the outpouring of support from Arkansans for my campaign – our message is powerfully resonating with people in every corner of our state. As governor, I will represent all Arkansans, defend our freedom and lead with heart,” Sanders said.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced for Governor on Monday by video, laying out her qualifications and vision for Arkansas. The announcement video has now been viewed more than five million times across her social media platforms.

More about Sarah
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a Republican candidate for Governor of Arkansas. She served as White House press secretary for President Donald J. Trump from 2017 to 2019. A trusted confidant of the President, Sarah advised him on everything from press and communications strategy to personnel and policy. For two and a half years, Sarah worked closely with the president, battling with the media, working with lawmakers and CEOs, and accompanying the president on every foreign trip, including dozens of meetings with foreign leaders. Sarah is only the third woman – and the very first mom – to ever hold the job of White House press secretary.

Upon her departure from the administration, President Trump described Sarah as “irreplaceable,” a “warrior” and “very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job.”

Sarah joined the Trump campaign as a senior advisor in February 2016 during the Republican primary, and continued in that role through the President’s historic defeat of Hillary Clinton.

Sarah has previously worked in leadership roles for U.S. Senators, Governors, and presidential campaigns. In Arkansas, Sarah was a senior advisor to Senator Tom Cotton in 2014 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Mark Pryor, and was campaign manager for Senator John Boozman in 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democratic Senator Blanche Lincoln. In 2007 and 2008, Sarah helped lead her father, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, to victory in the Iowa Caucuses and seven other states as his national political director. Sarah served in the Department of Education during President George W. Bush‘s administration, and was campaign manager of the ONE campaign, a global non-profit founded by U2’s Bono to take action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.

Sarah has been recognized in Fortune and TIME Magazine “40 under 40.” She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Speaking for Myself,” a former Fox News contributor, and serves on the Fulbright board.

Sarah grew up in Pine Bluff and Texarkana, and is a proud graduate of Little Rock Central High and Ouachita Baptist University. She lives in Little Rock with her husband, Bryan, their children Scarlett, Huck, and George, and their golden retriever, Traveler.