Asa Hutchinson's Bold Move: Run For President

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Written by DEPKES.ORG March 2023

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he’s running for president in 2024, positioning himself as an alternative for Republicans ready to turn the party away from Donald Trump.

Hutchinson, 72, left office in January after eight years as governor. He has ramped up his criticism of the former president in recent months, calling another Trump presidential nomination the “worst scenario” for Republicans and saying it will likely benefit President Joe Biden’s chances in 2024.

In addition to Trump, Hutchinson joins a Republican field that also includes former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy.

Hutchinson said the country is experiencing “one of the most unpredictable political environments” that he’s seen in his life, and the indictment of Trump by a Manhattan grand jury only adds to the unpredictability.

Hutchinson, who was term-limited, has been a fixture in Arkansas politics since the 1980s, when the state was predominantly Democratic.

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