Rutledge Issues Statement on 2022 Gubernatorial Race

January 25, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today released a statement in response to Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ gubernatorial campaign announcement. 

“Sarah and her family have been good friends for a long time and will continue to be after this election.  As our great State and Nation face threats to our liberties and freedoms from far-left national leaders, Arkansas must have a leader with a proven record of accomplishments against the liberal left. This race is about Arkansas’s future and who has a proven record and not merely rhetoric in order to deliver the results we need to make Arkansas First in protecting our faith, families and freedoms.

As Attorney General, I have fought to protect the unborn, I have worked tirelessly against gun control advocates who threaten our Second Amendment rights, I have defended our religious liberty, I have defended school choice for parents, and I supported President Trump’s de-regulatory agenda at every level to create more jobs in Arkansas. As Governor, I will defend our Constitutional rights, work to create good paying jobs, lower taxes, fight for life, support school choice, and reduce the needless regulations on farmers and ranchers. As the Attorney General, much has been accomplished to defend our values and create economic and educational opportunity for all Arkansans and by working together we can accomplish much more as Governor.”