In less than a week, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has reportedly raised more than $1 million in political contributions.
Sanders declared her candidacy for the 2022 Arkansas Governor’s race on Monday, Jan. 25. The former White House press secretary has been tipped to run for governor since leaving that role in 2019.
According to a campaign e-mail, the Sarah Huckabee Sanders for Governor campaign crossed the $1 million threshold on Thursday, Jan. 28 in less than a week’s time. The contributions came from all 75 counties in Arkansas, the campaign said.
“I’m grateful for the outpouring of support from Arkansans for my campaign – our message is powerfully resonating with people in every corner of our state. As governor, I will represent all Arkansans, defend our freedom and lead with heart,” Sanders said in a statement.
There currently are no campaign finance reports available for Sanders’ campaign.
Based on available data, Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has the most money on hand for his run for the Governor’s Office. According to his financial disclosures, he has raised $1,261,991.21 in total contributions for the 2022 primary. However, he has used $71,554.98, bringing his balance to $1,190,436.23 as of Dec. 31, 2020.
He has also reported $555,635 in contributions for the 2020 general election.
State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has collected $755,955.19 in total contributions for the 2022 primary and has spent $117,126.55. This leaves her with a balance of $638,828.64 as of Dec. 31, 2020.
Rutledge has also raised a total of $276,900 in contributions for the general election.