Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sarah Huckabee Hopes to give a Boost to Pawlenty's Campaign

Sarah Huckabee Sanders has an impressive resume. She was her Dad's national political director helping him come in second in the Ames straw poll, first in the Iowa GOP caucus, and sweep 5 states on Super Tuesday. She also was the campaign manager for John Boozman who beat incumbent Blanche Lincoln for the Arkansas Senate seat in 2010.

She has now been hired by the Pawlenty campaign. Just in time for the Ames straw poll which is 39 days away.

From Tim Pawlenty's release:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is joining Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign as senior political adviser. She begins her new role in the campaign’s Iowa headquarters today, taking the lead for the campaign on the Iowa Straw Poll effort with a focus on expanding the campaign’s grassroots operations across the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Sarah Huckabee was recently voted one of  Time's 40 under 40  rising stars in American Politics:


Noelle said...

Looks like Pawlenty is trying to acquire the former Huckabee supporters to boost his faltering campaign.

Ann said...

I didn't know he had a daughter. I thought his kids were all boys like Mitt.

BOSMAN said...

Do you think she'll be able to help that much?

I don't!

Anonymous said...

does this mean huckabee himself will endorse pawlenty? i dont think so, i personally think huck will endorse whoever is polling closest to romney, likely michelle bachmann.

Anonymous said...

Someone refresh my memory for me. It seems to me that Sarah Huckabee was the website director for the campaign in 08, and that she made anti-Mormon comments and/or allowed them to stand.

At the very least, Huckabee should have removed the comments, but as we all know, they were not. Obviously, these people were his bread and butter, and now Pawlenty seeks to tap into that.

If this is as I remember, I can't get on board with this hire, Tim. You disappoint me. We need a candidate who can bring all of us together. I know you want those Huck faithful, but it shouldn't be at the expense of principles.

Remember what Reagan said--Everyone is welcome in our tent, but not the bigots.


Revolution 2012 said...

I hope he's not paying too much.

Ohio JOE said...

"Remember what Reagan said--Everyone is welcome in our tent, but not the bigots." but if there are bigoted comments against non-Romney candidates, that is OK, right Martha?

Anonymous said...

OJ, No, of course not. Please tell me where I have ever endorsed bigoted comments about anyone.