Sarah Sanders

Sarah Elizabeth Huckabee was born on August 13, 1982, in Hope, Arkansas. She is the youngest child and only daughter of Mike Huckabee and Janet Huckabee. She was involved in her father’s first campaign for the United States Senate in 1992. Sanders is a founding partner of Second Street Strategies in Little Rock, Arkansas, a general consulting services provider for Republican campaigns. She previously served as White House Deputy Press Secretary to her predecessor, Sean Spicer, in 2017.

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Summary Sarah SandersSarah Elizabeth Huckabee was born on August 13, 1982, in Hope, Arkansas. She is the youngest child and only daughter of Mike Huckabee and Janet Huckabee. She was involved in her father’s first campaign for the United States Senate in 1992. Sanders is a founding partner of Second Street Strategies in Little Rock, Arkansas, a general consulting services provider for Republican campaigns. She previously served as White House Deputy Press Secretary to her predecessor, Sean Spicer, in 2017. In May 2017, she held her first White House press briefing, standing in for Spicer, who was serving on Naval Reserve duty. On June 13, 2019, President Trump tweeted that Sanders would be leaving her role as press secretary for his administration at the end of the month. As press secretary, she frequently spread misinformation to defend the administration. While interviewed by the Mueller Special Counsel investigation, she admitted to investigators that she had made false statements to the public. She hosted fewer press conferences than any of her 13 predecessors. In 2016, she signed on as a senior adviser for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, handling the Trump campaign’s communications for coalitions. She also worked as a field coordinator for President Bush’s re-election campaign in Ohio in 2004. In 2008, she worked as executive director of Huck PAC, a political action committee. In 2012, she was national campaign manager for the ONE Campaign, an international organization aimed at ending global poverty and preventable diseases. She has two brothers, John Mark Huckabee and David Huckabee. After Donald Trump was elected, Sanders was named to the position of deputy White House Press Secretary in his new administration.

She stood in for Sean Spicer during the dismissal of James Comey and the controversy following it. Her defense of the Trump administration’s actions led to some speculation that President Trump was considering promoting her to replace Spicer. After Comey’s firing, Sanders said that she heard from countless members of the FBI that are grateful for the President’s decision to fire the FBI director. However, emails show that several FBI heads of field offices and high-ranking FBI members were dismayed with the decision. Sanders was involved with the campaigns of both U.S. senators from Arkansas, managing John Boozman’s 2010 campaign and serving as an adviser to Tom Cotton’s 2014 election. Her father described her childhood, saying: ‘I always say that when most kids are seven or eight years old out jumping rope,. she was sitting at the kitchen table listening to political commentators analyze poll results.’ Her father called her ‘doggone tough’ and ‘fearless’ due to having grown up with two brothers. In 2004, she graduated from Ouachita Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science and minoring in mass communications. She continued to cover for Spicer until his return to the podium on May 12, 2017, and continued to fill in for him occasionally by President Trump by then. She said: ‘He didn’t really have much of a staff, so our family has been very engaged and very supportive of my dad. I was stuffing envelopes, I was knocking on doors,. I was putting up yard signs’