Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the Republican candidate seeking to succeed Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson in 2022, recently released a new campaign ad titled, “No.” The segment will begin airing statewide Wednesday March 10 as part of a more than $1 million TV and radio ad buy.
In the ad, Sanders talks about how being a mom prepared her to “take on the radical left” and the challenge of leading.
“As White House press secretary, I had to say ‘no’ – a lot. Being a mom to young kids was the perfect training,” says Sanders in the beginning of the ad. “As governor, I will say ‘no’ to Biden and the radical left’s agenda, but ‘yes’ to good schools, lower taxes and higher paying jobs. This is about our freedom and their future.”
When Sanders’ daughter calls out, “Mommy, the boys are watching CNN!” in one scene, Sanders replies, “Oh, absolutely not.”
Democratic candidate for governor Chris Jones took to Twitter Thursday afternoon to share his thoughts on Sanders’ new ad campaign.
“Sarah Sanders, this CNN-focused ad is something else,” Jones wrote. “Arkansans deserve a discussion of how our next Governor will address issues like safe roads and neighborhoods, quality education and jobs, and investments in skilled trade and small business.
“Let’s get real,” he continued. “I’ve heard from Arkansans in every corner of our state and they’re focused on trying to address real needs. If you’re serious about serving, you should be too. Oh, and at a minimum, mention Arkansas at least once in your next ad.
“As for CNN,” Jones added, “They likely won’t air our debate anyway. So how about we commit, post primary, to monthly debates hosted by homegrown Arkansas-based media outlets? I’m in. You?”
Jones recently wrapped up his statewide ‘The Promise of Arkansas Tour’ on which he visited all 75 Arkansas counties in 30 days. The former nuclear engineer and director of the Innovation Hub in North Little Rock is considered the Democratic frontrunner for the 2022 election.
Since launching her campaign just over one year ago, Sanders has trumped the fundraising record for most money ever raised by a candidate for governor of Arkansas. She is endorsed by current governor Asa Hutchinson, the Arkansas congressional delegation, and 101 Arkansas state legislators.
The election for the next governor of Arkansas will take place on November 8, 2022. The primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022, and a primary runoff is scheduled for June 21, 2022. The filing deadline was March 1, 2022.
Click here to watch the ad.