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Sarah Huckabee Sanders makes history as Arkansas' first female governor

• MSN

Sarah Huckabee Sanders was elected the first female governor of Arkansas Tuesday night, adding to a growing list of women who lead their respective states. 

Sanders, a one-time press secretary for former President Donald Trump, easily defeated her Democratic opponent Chris Jones in her predominantly GOP state. Her father, Mike Huckabee, served as governor of Arkansas from 1996 to 2007. 

Sanders also made history by being part of the first father-daughter governor duo in the state. 

She succeeds Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who was term-limited and could not run again. He endorsed her bid. 

With the win, Sanders will join other female Republican governors such as Kate Ivey of Alabama, Kristi Noem of South Dakota and Kim Reynolds in Iowa. 


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