Sarah Huckabee Sanders is joining the Pawlenty campaign as a senior political adviser. According to the campaign, she will focus on straw polls and grassroots efforts in Iowa.
Sanders worked as the national political director for her dad Mike Huckabee’s campaign. She also served as campaign manager for John Boozman’s 2010 senatorial campaign in Arkansas.
Pawlenty, who came in fifth in a recent Des Moines Register poll, is no doubt hoping that Sanders can help him pull off the same surprise Iowa win that Huckabee achieved in 2008.