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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has revealed that she is thinking about a gubernatorial run in Arkansas.

In a new interview with the New York Times, Sanders said the following:

"There are two types of people who run for office: People that are called and people that just want to be a senator or governor. I feel like I've been called," she says.

Sanders, the daughter of Mike Huckabee, the state's governor from 1996 to 2007, will have to wait until Asa Hutchinson's term ends in 2023, but has her eyes firmly on the prize.

"It's the role I've been pushed into," Sanders continues. "I wouldn't want to do that if I wasn't the right person to fit what the state needed at that time." 

Back in July, Sanders announced that she would be stepping away from the White House to become a full-time mom. Trump was full of praise for his loyal staffer, publicly urging her to run for governor at the time.

"After 3 1/2 years, our wonderful Sarah Huckabee Sanders will be leaving the White House at the end of the month and going home to the Great State of Arkansas...." Trump announced on Twitter.

"....She is a very special person with extraordinary talents, who has done an incredible job! I hope she decides to run for Governor of Arkansas - she would be fantastic. Sarah, thank you for a job well done!"

In April, the Mueller Report stated that Sanders confessed to federal investigators that she provided baseless info to reporters regarding ex–FBI boss James Comey. Sanders said later said, "I don't like being called a liar" and claimed, "The other stuff bothered me far less."