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GOP Sarah Huckabee Sanders WINS Arkansas Gubernatorial Race Becoming the First Female Governor of Arkansas

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders is the winner of the Arkansas gubernatorial race in an easy win against Democrat Chris Jones.

Sanders wrote in a statement, “Thousands of Arkansans continue to generously invest in this campaign and are ready for a governor to defend their freedoms and fight for opportunity for all. With Election Day less than a week away, our supporters are energized, momentum is on our side, and we are working toward a big victory on November 8th.”

Sanders has been battling Thyroid cancer throughout her campaign.

She told Sean Hannity on Thursday at Fox News that she became aware of the diagnoses over Labor Day weekend and had to take some time off the campaign trail.

“I feel great. I’m incredibly blessed to have had this caught early by the grace of God and amazing doctors and nurses who gave me world-class care here in Arkansas. I’m now cancer-free,” Sanders revealed. “I’m grateful to have that behind me, be back on the campaign trail, and I had some great moments of perspective on everything that really matters in life.”

Sanders became a national figure when she served as White House Press Secretary under the Trump administration.

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Sarah looks up to her father, former Arkansas GOP Governor Mike Huckabee.

“He’s an incredible source of encouragement, a great resource throughout this process, and certainly so helpful in everything that I’m doing,” complimenting her father. “I think no one will be happier for me to take the claim of best governor of Arkansas than he will.”

“I want to thank the Arkansas doctors and nurses for their world-class care, as well as my family and friends for their love, prayers, and support. I look forward to returning to the campaign trail soon. This experience has been a reminder that whatever battle you may be facing, don’t lose heart. As governor, I will never quit fighting for the people of our great state,” Sanders said.

Dr. John R. Sims, M.D., Sander’s physician, acknowledged Sarah’s condition saying, “Sarah is currently recovering from surgery in which we removed her thyroid gland and some of the surrounding lymph nodes in her neck. The surgery went extremely well, and I expect her to be back on her feet even within the next 24 hours. This is a Stage I papillary thyroid carcinoma which is the most common type of thyroid cancer and has an excellent prognosis. While she will need adjuvant treatment with radioactive iodine, as well as continued long term follow up, I think it’s fair to say she’s now cancer free, and I don’t anticipate any of this slowing her down.”

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