The Republican field for the primary gubernatorial race in Arkansas has diminished to clear-cut favorite Sarah Sanders.
After the state’s Attorney General decided to pull out and run for Lt. Governor, the road to the governor’s mansion seems paved for Sanders.
That road had a few more gold flakes painted on it by the slew of endorsements that have come Sanders way in the last few days.
Should Be a Big Win
Donald Trump backed Sarah Sanders before she had even announced, but some saw that as a roadblock just as much as a possible asset.
There are many establishment Republicans that would look the other way simply because Trump was involved in the race.
Sanders has seemed to dodge that bullet after landing the endorsement of current Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson.
Hutchinson, in throwing his support behind Sanders, stated, “I’ve known Sarah Huckabee Sanders most of her life and know firsthand her love for our state and her heart for public service.
“Sarah has earned the Republican nomination and I’m delighted today to endorse her for governor.”
Hutchinson would definitely be more associated with the establishment than a MAGA Republican, so this endorsement was seen as a uniting endorsement within the party.
Sanders has also received the endorsement of both Senators and every Republican House member in the party.
This gives her a clean sweep, including that of her former opponents in the primary.
Sanders, if she wins, and she should, will have a big job ahead of her.
The infrastructure in Arkansas is probably one of the top issues in the state for voters right now, but there are numerous challenges she will also have to overcome on the crime front.
Hutchinson, at least in my eyes, proved to be a very weak governor, and if Republicans expect to keep this as a red state, Sanders is going to have to make a significant impact during her first term.
Source: New York Post