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Tennessee-wide fundraisers get underway for gubernatorial candidate … in Arkansas

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the former Trump spokeswoman, is in Tennessee this weekend to drum up campaign cash for her gubernatorial bid in Arkansas. Sanders has events scheduled in Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Nashville on Sunday and Monday.

Sanders’ father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, won Tennessee’s presidential primary in 2008. Huckabee carried 34% of the vote, compared with 32% for John McCain and 24% for Mitt Romney. Huckabee’s campaign adviser that year was Chip Saltsman, who is also consulting on Sanders’ gubernatorial bid.

Saltsman ran Randy Boyd’s unsuccessful bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Tennessee in 2018. He has also worked as a political consultant for U.S. Reps. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Chattanooga) and David Kustoff (R-Memphis).

Current Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is term limited.