Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was elected governor of Arkansas Tuesday, becoming the first woman to lead the state.
Mrs. Sanders, 40, defeated Democratic nominee Chris Jones. She is the daughter of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who served in the job from 1996 to 2007, and also served as a White House spokesperson under former President Trump.
She also received the endorsement of Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who is leaving office in January due to term limits.
Mrs. Sanders shattered state fundraising records with her campaign, which focused primarily on national issues. She regularly promised to use the office to fight President Joe Biden and the “radical left.”
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