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.

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

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    steve cates says:

    Lordy! As if we don’t have enough republican loonies that are homegrown!!!

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    Eddie White says:

    I voted for Mike Huckabee in 2008. I think he would have made a great president. Huckabee is a conservative with a sense of humor. Sara is a loyal supporter of President Trump and would serve well as governor.

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    Jonathan Swift says:

    The names mentioned in this article are a Second-Rate Loser’s Hall of Fame.

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    Stuart I. Anderson says:

    NOOOOOO!!! Conservatives please stay away! 1) Who the heck cares about who is governor of Arkansas? 2) Sara Sanders is a No Record Candidate who wants high office so we should allow our neighbors to engage in a crap shoot if they choose.

    Now my conservative friends, 2022 will be a quiet year in Tennessee but with the money we save by not having a seriously contested statewide race please cast your eyes down in Alabama where it looks as though we will have the following candidates to take the place of eminently replaceable Richard Shelby (Heritage-71%):

    1. Rep. Mo Brooks (Heritage-88%) – Conservative stalwart who also was a Trump supporter.

    2. Lynda Blanchard – Big buck Trumpidian who Trump rewarded by appointing her ambassador to Slovenia.

    3. Katie Boyd Britt – Longtime Shelby aide who will have Shelby’s support and the support of the Republican establishment.

    The SIA Evangelical Conservative PCF will certainly have Mo Brooks on its short list of potential recipients of a grant. Senator from Anywhere is almost as important as senator from Tennessee to those of us here in TN whereas governor from Anywhere is not. Winner of the Republican primary in Alabama is tantamount to election. Now that race is something worth a conservative Tennesseean’s investment.

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      James White says:

      Mo Brooks only has a score of 60% on the Freedom Index. Heritage are neocon big government banksters

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      James White says:

      “It is not just that the Heritage Foundation has failed to call for the total elimination of any government department, not one. And for all of its chest-beating about economic liberty, it grows very shy about taking apart the engine of state economic engineering: the minimum wage law, tariffs, welfare, and business bailouts.”
      “It is not just that the Heritage Foundation has failed to call for the total elimination of any government department, not one. And for all of its chest-beating about economic liberty, it grows very shy about taking apart the engine of state economic engineering: the minimum wage law, tariffs, welfare, and business bailouts.”
      ‘The foundation finds no surer footing when it comes to real war. Nothing should be an easier call for conservatives than getting behind slashing overstuffed defense budgets and withdrawing the U.S. from its foreign entanglements. The U.S. annual military budget, the largest in the world, exceeds that of the total of the next seven biggest spending countries. The U.S.: $610 billion. China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, United Kingdom, Japan, all together: $578 billion (in 2017). The response to all of that from the Heritagers? A treatise called “With Army Stretched Too Thin, Military Buildup Should Begin Right Now.” ‘

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        James White says:
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          MARLE says:

          Military spending IS in fact larger than the next 7 countries Combined. And yet we apparently need to spend even more. We actually don’t spend that much more in Military Hardware than others but we spend Incredibly more on our personnel and veterans. And yet we apparently always need to spend more.

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            MARLE says:

            Drill down into why we actually are spending so much. And also, since the funding is nearly 100% from Federal Income Tax, let’s look who is contributing and WHO is Not.

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            James White says:

            You don’t have to drill down, the problem is we are the world’s policemen. Bring All of Our Troops Home from Every Country.
            Put the along all of our boarders and stop the invasion.

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        Stuart I. Anderson says:

        And don’t think it doesn’t get me mad James, soooo if you lived in Alabama you would vote for Anemic Record Candidate Lynda Blanchard whose one distinguishing political act I believe was giving the Trump cammpaign tons of money? Remember, we’re talking U.S. SENATOR here. Or would it be simply not voting in the Republican primary at all and getting all fired up to vote for some Independent in the general where you can join your fellow Notgoodenoughnicks who comprise about 3% of the voters and vote for some Johnny Independent.

        Speaking of quotes, was it Voltaire who said “Never let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” I sure wish I could convince you to use your knowledge of and interest in conservative politics productively.

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    MARLE says:

    She has set an phenomenal track record for lying. She did it in pearls although not dancing backwards. That should serve her well in political life as there are So Many republicans who seem to love politicians who lie through their teeth. Can’t get enough, in fact. So I’d say she’s a shoe in.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      BTW, Laura (Eric’s wife) Trump is making noises again about running for the U.S. Senate from North Carolina. A No Record Candidate from Central Casting but very pleasing to the eye (in sort of a rich lady anorexic way) and quite articulate. If she does that will make it difficult for Mark Walker (Heritage-94%) who should be the next senator from NC.

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        MARLE says:

        These 2 have only one credential and that is they are Trump endorsed. Trump is in charge of the republican party. Always has been; apparently always will. Early on, when it was still possible, republicans needed to stand up against the dictatorship of a one-man, solo artist, scorched earth, grievance-absorbed politician.

        But they failed to and just like in child rearing, dog training or anything else, once you lose control it is very hard to get it back. Republicans should have used their common sense instead at the outset of the Trump era instead of selling their souls in the interest of re-election.

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          I agree with the caveat that the “standing up” should have been done, and still can be done, by the Republican electorate. Support Mo Brooks, not Lynda Blanchard in Alabama (though I don’t think Trump will actually endorse either given Brooks has been such a staunch supporter as well) and Mark Walker rather than Laura Trump etc. etc. I can appreciate Republican officeholders want to tread very carefully and avoid alienating the Trumpidians who are an important voice in the Republican Party.

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    Marie Brown says:

    Sorry Steve Cates, but I think MI & OH looney Dem’s have moved to Putnam Cty. Keep in prayer that we can convert the Dem’s with the baptism of truth!
    Marie

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    CollegeGrover says:

    I hope “The Chipster” does a better job than that disaster with Randy Boyd. How do you spend $25 million and still get your butt kicked?

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Uhhh, I’ll take a stab, “By working for the winner of the Jeb Bush think alike contest running in an increasingly conservative Republican state?”

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Conservatives and republicans seem to travel around the country constantly raising money – and they raise lots of it. It does seem strange that not much of the money raised goes towards anything good for the voters or the genera public. A huge portion is siphoned off right away for the politician that is raising it, then money comes off for expenses and other overhead, staff, and other family & friends lucrative and secretive advisory contracts. Then the actual project in mind gets the few dollars remaining. Congress has turned into a money making machine. The number of current millionaires in the senate is astounding, especially because very few of them started out being wealthy. But they all somehow magically and very quickly become extremely wealthy after one or two terms. It is amazing how fast that happens in politics. Republicans and Conservatives are not the only ones but they do seem to be well represented in the list of Millionaires. Ole Trumpster recently raised 2 BILLION dollars for his secrete slush fund and now the various deadbeats, wannabes and desperate loosers are lining up in Mar-A-Lego with both hands out. It really is sickening to see what the republican party has become. Now they are voting to not let anyone serve water to tired voters standing in line to cast their ballot. The GOP has lost their way. No wonder they are loosing followers by the day.

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      MARLE says:

      Is it really voter suppression when political Volunteers are prevented from handing out water, kool aid, chili cheese dogs or filet mignon? Dems need to stop the whining about silly issues and focus on the stuff that’s important. I spent the last 50 years as a registered voter and managed to do just fine in long voter lines in various states without any nourishment from help?ful people and without feeling like I was being victimized.

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        Taxpayer #314 says:

        Marle, I never claimed that giving out water to people in line is voter suppression, I am not whining and this is not really a silly issue. This precisely pinpoints just how low the conservative republicans will go in trying to make it more difficult to vote in any way possible. I doubt that anyone would actually NOT cast a vote in an election just because they were thirsty, that would be silly. The conservative republicans are constantly saying that the reason for all the voter changes they introduce are for “good and legitimate” reasons to “assist and help” voters and we all know that this is an outright lie. What they are doing is classic voter suppression and they are currently the masters of how to do it and have been perfecting it for decades, especially in the South. Long lines don’t become an issue until they are purposely designed and implemented to make it so difficult to vote that people actually don’t vote. Feeling “victimized” might just be decided by whether you were impacted by the rule changes?

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          MARLE says:

          You shouldn’t be giving anyone anything. Then we don’t have to say that water is ok but a porterhouse to go is not. Nothing. Very simple . And it’s not voter suppression to withhold water or anything else.

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            And I guess we shouldn’t even talk to the lowlifes in line with us – just endure and get it over with? Just out of curiosity, what is the offense you would charge someone with if they actually did such an evil thing as dispensing waster to a thirsty person? Seems to me I read something about that in the Bible? Isn’t that same Bible the Republican book according to them?

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            MARLE says:

            Oh, please. I guess the Bible would tell us to welcome the stranger and yet people supporting candidates at polling areas are made to keep a certain distance from voters.

            And who in the world can’t bring their own bottle of water with them for heaven’s sake. See, this, “what is or isn’t acceptable” gets answered with a ban on all hand outs. It is not necessary and banning water is Not voter suppression which is the accusation that got this whole thing under the microscope.

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      Stuart I. Anderson says:

      If the demented Big Guy continues to be a doddering follower of the left-wing of the Democratic Party you will be surprised as to how many Republicans there are as the Republicans capture control of Congress. Happily though you don’t entertain any silly thoughts about Tennessee Republicans losing their Super Majority in the General Assembly or Lee failing to easily win reelection next year. At least that’s a start.

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        MARLE says:

        you don’t know his mental condition to be dementia. Your Biden derangement mental problem is now always on full display. Focusing on lies he tells or promises he breaks or flawed policy is not derangement but what you’re doing is.

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          Stuart I. Anderson says:

          Yea, maybe it’s acne.

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            MARLE says:

            Makes entirely perfect sense given the source.

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            Stuart, you claim that Biden has a deranged syndrome, and you claimed that Trump has a derangement syndrome. Could you tell us the last President that did not have a deranged syndrome of some sort, even if it was one you did vote for? Seems like you gravitate to these types.

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            Stuart I. Anderson says:

            You’re confused again Taxpayer. “Deranged” is a lay term meaning “insane.” I never called anyone deranged period. “Dementia” is simply a loss of intellectual function often due to age. I know I called Trump a narcissist and probably a few other things, but never “deranged.”

            Again, I am a conservative who is forced to vote for whomever gets the Republican nomination insofar as the Democratic Party has swung so far to the left that I must vote Republican if only to keep the Democrats from gaining elective office. That’s why my emphasis is on having the Republican Party field candidates that I can vote for enthusiastically.

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            MARLE says:

            Taxpayer…. Stuart uses Deranged to label me for calling Trump on his lies, his flawed policy, his broken promises in comments here. Since Trump and his enablers are always praising him FOR his lies, broken promises, and flawed policy it keeps me busy setting the record straight with FACTS,

            Thus I am deranged. But Stuart, has taken to calling Biden demented. No facts; no policy issues just that he’s demented. Of course he admitted he has no proof. THAT is what derangement looks like: constantly offering a non-proven, fact-barren assertion over and over.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Yeah, as long as all the bad stuff is going on “over there” and not in your neighborhood, everything is OK.

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    Phillip Lassiter says:

    All the Huckabees are establishment Republicans. They talk the talk but do not walk the walk-especially when chips are down.

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