Sarah Huckabee Sanders to Headline Reynolds’ Annual Fundraiser

The governor hailed the White House press secretary and serial liar for President Trump as a "driven, working mom who shares our strong work ethic and values"

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Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday announced the headliner for her second annual Harvest Festival fundraiser, which will be held this year Oct. 13 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Sanders has served as Donald Trump’s press secretary since July 2017, during which time she has told a litany of glaring lies for the president.

That apparently isn’t a concern for Reynolds, who campaigned enthusiatically for Trump in 2016 and has remained close to him recently despite the many controversies surrounding his presidency.

“I am so excited to welcome Sarah Sanders to Iowa as a special guest for my 2nd Annual Harvest Festival,” Reynolds said in a statement. “Sarah has an amazing story as a driven, working mom who shares our strong work ethic and values. It’s a story I believe Iowans will enjoy hearing. My husband Kevin and I are looking forward to this family-oriented event celebrating the progress we are making across the state of Iowa.”

Reynolds’ pick for her first harvest festival last year wasn’t much better. Then, as the Des Moines Register pointed out, she invited “former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL and a Republican who resigned in June amid controversy and allegations of misconduct.” (Specifically, rape.)

Gavin Aronsen
Gavin Aronsen is an editor and reporter for and founding member of the Iowa Informer. He previously worked as a city reporter for the Ames Tribune, research assistant to investigative journalist Wayne Barrett at the Village Voice, and in various roles at Mother Jones, where his work contributed to a National Magazine Award nomination for the magazine's digital media coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Email: garonsen [at] iowainformer [dot] com.