Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination for President in 2024. During his announcement, Hutchinson highlighted his record as governor, including cutting taxes, creating record surpluses, and reducing regulations. Hutchinson also emphasized his experience serving in Congress, as the head of the DEA, and as the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Hutchinson is a vocal critic of former President Trump, calling for him to drop out of the 2024 race following his indictment. Hutchinson believes that the presidency is more important than any individual person and that Trump’s candidacy would be a distraction from the office of the presidency.
Trump is reportedly looking for a running mate who is loyal, charismatic, and ideologically aligned with him. He may choose a running mate from three general lanes of candidates: women, conservatives of color, or a trusted adviser.
Hutchinson joins a crowded field of candidates seeking the GOP nomination, including Mike Pence, Ron DeSantis, and others. The GOP nomination race is expected to be highly competitive, with candidates vying to secure the nomination and position themselves as the strongest candidate to take on the Democratic nominee in the general election.