Former Trump Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Wins Arkansas GOP Gubernatorial Primary

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders won the Republican nomination for Arkansas governor, CNN reports.

Sanders, 39, easily cruised to a primary win on Tuesday in a state former President Donald Trump carried by 28 points. She is widely expected to become the red state’s next governor, filling a role her father Mike Huckabee held for more than 10 years.

Sanders would be the first daughter to serve as governor of the same state as her father.

"The only thing that could stop Sarah Sanders from being governor of Arkansas is a Martian invasion," Arkansas Republican strategist Bill Vickery told CNN.

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman even suggested that Sanders’ win is “going to quickly put her on a short list for VP if Trump becomes the nominee again.”

Trump candidates rejected in Georgia:

It wasn’t all wins for Trump, whose candidates got rejected in Georgia.

Trump backed former Sen. David Perdue, who vowed that he would definitely not lose by 30 points days before the primary, who ultimately lost to Trump nemesis Gov. Brian Kemp by more than 50 points.

Trump also backed Rep. Jody Hice in a primary challenge to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger. But Raffensperger, who rejected Trump’s efforts to “find” enough votes to overturn his election, won the race 52-33.

Trump also backed John Gordon in the race for attorney general but incumbent Chris Carr easily defeated Trump’s pick 74-26.

Dem results:

The most notable race of the night for Democrats was a run-off in Texas, where incumbent Henry Cuellar appears to have defeated progressive challenger Jessica Cisneros by just 177 votes.

In an intra-party matchup, Rep. Lucy McBath defeated Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, one of the most conservative Democrats in Congress.

Stacey Abrams easily won her primary to face Kemp while state Rep. Bee Nguyen advanced to a runoff against one of her Democratic rivals in the secretary of state primary.


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