Former Vice President Mike Pence endorsed former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in her run as Republican candidate for the governor of Arkansas.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a Christian, a conservative, and a proud Arkansan who will fight for the people of Arkansas, stand with law enforcement, promote lower taxes, champion school choice, and more,” the former vice president said.
The reports comes one day after former President Donald Trump made a surprise appearance at a Sanders event on Sunday.
Great weekend on the campaign trail featuring a surprise appearance at one of my events by President Trump! pic.twitter.com/mn81i9AbsU
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) March 15, 2021
Trump had previously endorsed Sanders in a January:
Sarah is strong on borders, tough on crime and fully supports the second amendment and our great law enforcement officers. She loves our military and veterans — and her home state of Arkansas. She will be a GREAT Governor and she has my complete and total endorsement.
Pence has largely remained quiet following his departure from Washington. However, the former vice president has remained active.
In February, Pence accepted two new conservative positions. The Heritage Foundation announced Pence was joining them as a distinguished visiting fellow.
The former vice president’s second new role will include a podcast with the Young America’s Foundation (YAF).
Young America’s Foundation has been a bulwark of the Conservative Movement, advancing the cause of freedom and ensuring our future leaders embrace America’s founding principles and I am honored to join @yaf as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar. 🇺🇸 https://t.co/BgAHX0YfST
— Mike Pence (@Mike_Pence) February 5, 2021
Pence’s endorsement of Sanders adds to the all-star conservative lineup supporting her run for governor. If elected, she will return to her childhood home, as she lived in the Governor’s mansion during the tenure of her father Gov. Mike Huckabee.