Sarah Sanders to run for Arkansas governor
Sarah Sanders appears on Fox News (screen grab)

Longtime political operative and White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will announce Monday that she is running for governor for Arkansas.

Sanders is likely to be seen as a popular pick as a close ally to former President Donald Trump.

After leaving the position, Trump tweeted that he thought she should run for governor and that he supported her in a political bid.

She'll face a lot of questions about her lies while standing behind the podium but given support for her and the former president in Arkansas it's not sure Republican voters there care.

Sanders is the first from the Trump orbit to announce candidacy for the 2022 elections. His daughter-in-law Lara Trump is said to be looking at running for the U.S. Senate in North Carolina and Ivanka Trump is reportedly considering a run for U.S. Senate in Florida.