Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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Former Trump administration spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Arkansas’ first female governor, replacing fellow Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson. Sanders was Press Secretary for the White House under former President Donald J. Trump, from 2017 to 2019. She served as state lieutenant from 1993 to 1996 and is also the daughter of the state’s former governor, Mike Huckabee, who served from 1996 to 2007.

According to Fox News, Sanders defeated Democratic Party candidate Chris Jones, who is said to be a nuclear engineer and an ordained minister for the Baptist church. After casting her vote in Little Rock, Sanders told reporters that she doesn’t believe she ran a divisive campaign but rather focused on tax cuts and other pressing issues that could unite the people of Arkansas. During the Republican primary, she had beaten Francis “Doc” Washburn in May, then announced her run for Governor in January 2021.

During her campaign, Sanders vowed to cut income taxes for Arkansas residents. She suffered from thyroid cancer while campaigning and had undergone surgery in September. The operation was a success. In a statement, Sanders showered praise on Arkansas’ doctors and expressed her gratitude to her family and friends for their support.

Another Republican candidate Katie Britt made US history as she became the first woman to be elected to the Senate from Alabama. Britt, who described herself to be a “mama on a mission”, has captured two-thirds of the state’s vote. She proclaimed to her supporters in Montgomery that her victory will make headlines throughout the country and that her name would probably echo through, being the youngest Republican woman in U.S. history to be elected into the Senate. Britt expressed being honored with carrying such a title and managing to make her mark in history with these “ kinds of firsts.”

She continued, saying how humbled and grateful she was and assured the crowd that she was aware of the tremendous responsibility and milestones that she now carries and does not take them lightly. She boldly said that many politicians from the U.S. capital only desire to gripe about issues without solving anything, she emphasized that she wants to be part of the solution.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Republican nominee for Governor of Arkansas, departs the stage after speaking during the America First Agenda Summit, at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on July 26, 2022 in Washington, DC. Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to Washington today to deliver the keynote closing address at the summit. The America First Agenda Summit is put on by the American First Policy Institute, a conservative think-tank founded in 2021 by Brooke Rollins and Larry Kudlow, both former advisors to former President Trump. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images

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