Notes from Campaign Trail: Trump admin picking up Arkansans, Asa hits $2 million mark

President Donald Trump’s administration is gaining an Arkansas flavor. (KATV)

President Donald Trump’s administration is gaining an Arkansas flavor. In recent weeks, several Arkansans have been tapped for roles in the federal government.

Of course, the highest-profile pick is former First Daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders who is the White House Press Secretary. She can be seen from the podium in the press room near daily when the president is in the country. She recently traveled with him during the 12-day Asian tour.

Two other Arkansans have and will join Huckabee Sanders in the White House press apparatus. Hogan Gidley, who served in the Gov. Mike Huckabee administration, is now on board in the White House press office as deputy press secretary, and soon Attorney General Leslie Rutledge spokesman Judd Deere will start a role with her team as Director of State & Local Communications.

Two legislators are resigning their seats for roles with Trump. Rep. David Branscum, R-Marshall, is the newly named Arkansas Rural Development Director. Trump selected him for to oversee United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments, programs and personnel working in the state.

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