Republican candidate and former White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is projected to win the governor’s race. She replaces term-limited Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson.
Sanders was the White House Press Secretary under former President Trump from 2017 to 2019.
She defeats Democrat Chris Jones, who is a nuclear engineer and ordained Baptist minister.
After Sanders voted in Little Rock on Tuesday, she told reporters that she doesn’t think she ran a divisive campaign and focused on tax cuts as well as other issues that could unite Arkansas residents
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Hutchinson has served as the governor of Arkansas since 2015.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.