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Sanders stumps in Prescott

By John Miller, 04/12/22 7:20 PM

PRESCOTT – Ko-Fields was packed for a political event Tuesday as gubernatorial candidate Sarah Huckabee Sanders was there to seek votes for her race.

Sanders said it was fun to be in Prescott and can’t wait to call her parents and tell them how many republicans there are in this area, as compared to the number when her father, Mike, ran for office. She talked about spending two-and-a-half years in the White House where people weren’t excited to see her. She talked about how much energy there is on the campaign trail, but finds herself in uncomfortable, but challenging circumstances.

She told those gathered about spending months preparing former President Trump’s visit to North Korea, and how she was the only woman there. She was one of seven representatives on the US side of the table and tried to break the tension of the mood by asking if she was the only one there who hadn’t killed someone or had someone killed. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looked at her and said, “Yes, Sarah, you are.”

Parenthood, she said, is excellent preparation for running for office as children remind their parents they’re not cool. Sanders and her husband, Brian, have three children, one girl and two boys. “They keep me humble,” she said, “and prepare you for the harsh reality of political life, but they remind me every decision I make as governor will affect their lives.” She said the state needs someone who understands the challenges Arkansas faces, and need to empower parents. She continued, saying children need a proper education, not the indoctrination of the left which says America is evil. Education should prepare children to join the workforce, not a lifetime of government dependency.

She said she will make sure Arkansas isn’t forced to deal with the bad policies coming from Washington, D.C. as she will fight the radical left as she’s been fighting ,and winning, the last four years.

It’s important, she continued, for the state to have the right leader, adding she’s sick of Democrats destroying everything they touch. Sanders promised to do away with the state income tax to give Arkansas residents a raise. She also said she’ll work to bring the state to the top, instead of it constantly competing at the bottom. A true leader, she said, is needed so the state and its children can compete in the global economy.

No candidate wins by themselves, she said, and anyone who says otherwise doesn’t belong in office. It takes the people to win and this is something she’ll never forget. She asked everyone to help her by getting out to vote and getting others to the poll, unless they’re voting for someone else in which case they should be left at home.