According to the Washington Examiner:
Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has experienced an outpouring of donations in the days after she announced her Arkansas gubernatorial bid, her campaign said.
Sanders, 38, announced her candidacy on Monday, and she had raised more than $1 million by Thursday, according to a post on her campaign website, which added that she received donations from each of Arkansas’s 75 counties.
“I’m grateful for the outpouring of support from Arkansans for my campaign — our message is powerfully resonating with people in every corner of our state. As governor, I will represent all Arkansans, defend our freedom and lead with heart,” Sanders said.
Despite her fundraising haul less than a week into her campaign, Sanders will face tough competition in the primary. She is running against Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin, who has raised $1.8 million since March, while fellow gubernatorial candidate Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has raised more than $1 million dating back to July, according to the Washington Post. All three are hoping to succeed Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, who cannot seek reelection as a result of the state’s term limit rules.