Sarah Sanders is on the traditional path for former press secretaries when she leaves the White House as President Donald Trump’s Chief Speaker with a paid speech and appearances on cable news. But it is mindful of its home state of Arkansas and in three years it lays the groundwork for the campaign of the next governor.
Sanders has joined Fox News since leaving the White House and has planned a book about her tenure as press secretary next year. She has also given a paid lecture and works for several organizations as a consultant.
Sanders claims that she’s seriously looking for governor and that she’s taking steps if she wants to do it, but her GOP appearances would help the party next year and won’t be around 2022.
Sanders ‘ speeches have so far drawn the selling crowd, with over 600 at a northwestern Arkansas event earlier this month. She told a multitude that included some people in “Make America Great Again” hats that she choked when she was speaking to the president on Christmas last year about visiting foreign troops.
Sanders sees a competition which has already drawn some of the highest figures in the government. In August, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said he was running and he was on TV commercials paid to promote lower taxes and STEM education. The Prosecutor-General Leslie Rutledge regularly makes comments about smoking and other topics on Television in public service. The President of the Senate Jim Hendren who is Hutchinson’s nephew is another potential candidate.
In many difficulties, Sanders remains a blank slate. These include the expansion of Medicaid, which has abruptly separated the Republicans. In her Hot Springs address, Sanders said she would not be diverted from the program in Hutchinson.