Powerful Trump-Era Icon Set to Run in 2022

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With 2022 just around the corner, there is much discussion going on about the high anticipated congressional midterms, as it has been made clear that the elections could prove nearly fatal to the Democratic Party and their current grasp on power.

But, elections for Congress aren’t all that matter in 2022.

In addition, there are a few key gubernatorial races going on. And one, in particular, could hurt the Biden plan and administration nearly as much as a flip of the House’s majority.

Enter the state of Arkansas and its upcoming 2022 governor’s race. Here, former Trump-era press secretary and heavy hitter Sarah Sanders has announced a run. And already, it seems as though she’s a shoo-in for the seat.

As you may know, Arkansas has been a Republican stronghold for decades now, with the last Democratic president to win the state being Bill Clinton in 1996. In 2020, former President Trump won the state by some 27 points against Joe Biden. And in 2016, he won by nearly the same margin facing off with Hillary Clinton.

But it doesn’t just take being Republican to win in the state. In addition, one needs to be a tried-and-true conservative.

And if Sanders has proven anything in her political career, it’s that she’s about red as they come. While serving in the White House, few could defend the Trump administration or policies as she did. Day after day, she entered that press room ready and willing to take on mainstream media and an establishment that sought to destroy all things Trump-related.

As a result, that never-back-down attitude and effort have been well rewarded since leaving the White House.

Shortly after announcing her plan to gun for the Arkansas governorship, she was given multiple endorsements. One is from the current governor, Asa Hutchinson, who is leaving due to term limits. Two more come from both of the state’s senators, Tom Cotton and John Boozman.  Furthermore, all four congressional representatives, French Hill, Steve Womack, Bruce Westerman, and Rick Crawford, which are also Republicans, have given her their support.

In addition, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge, who was to be Sanders’ GOP opponent, dropped out of the race on Tuesday, according to Fox News. It is believed she did so only to help Sanders cross the finish line more smoothly.

Sanders also has the endorsement of former President Trump himself, as well as that of her father, former Arkansas governor from 1996 to 2007, and current Fox News contributor Mike Huckabee.

Needless to say, it looks as though she’s got this in the bag.

But why is this so important to people like you and me who don’t live in the Razorback State?

Well, as I mentioned before, Sanders isn’t exactly known for taking anything lying down. While she’s taken personal criticism, like that of comedian Michelle Wolf in 2018, with more tact and grace than most, she’s nothing but a fighter when it comes to policy issues and doing right by the people of her state and country.

Unlike the state’s current Governor Hutchinson, who was labeled as RINO (Republican in Name Only) by Donald Trump for vetoing a bill that would have blocked doctors from providing transgender youth with medical care such as puberty blockers, hormone therapies, and transition-related surgeries, Sanders has made it clear that such destructive moves will not be made under her leadership. Hutchinson has also been criticized for quickly accepting Biden as the winning president, despite numerous fraud allegations.

It is believed that Sanders will be a loud voice against Biden and his administration on a number of different issues, much like the heavy-hitting GOP governors of Florida, Texas, and presumably Virginia. Should Sanders be elected as Arkansas’s governor, it would be one more in a growing number who will take on Biden’s executive orders and unconstitutional policies head-on.

And the more of them that stand up to Biden’s socialistic ways, the sooner and easier it will be to ensure America’s freedom against a central government that currently seems to want complete control over us.