Asa Hutchinson on Principles & Values

Former Administrator of D.E.A.; former Republican Representative (AR-3)


A president should bring out the best of our people

A president's number one responsibility is to bring out the best of our people. That's what Ronald Reagan did. And he did it with optimism and hope for our country with consistent conservatism. That's exactly what I bring. I'll bring out the best of America in terms of individual responsibility, building our economy, in terms of securing our border, enforcing the rule of law. I will bring out the best of America in terms of our national character, our faith, and our hope for the future.
Source: Fox News 2023 Republican primary debate in Milwaukee , Aug 23, 2023

Trump morally disqualified, and based on 14th Amendment

Q: If former President Trump is convicted in a court of law, would you still support him as your party's choice? Please raise your hand if you would.

HUTCHINSON: I did not raise my hand because there's an important issue we as a party have to face. Well over a year ago, I said that Donald Trump was morally disqualified from being President, again, as a result of what happened on January 6th. More people are understanding the importance of that, including conservative legal scholars, who says he may be disqualified under the 14th Amendment from being President, again, as a result of the insurrection. This is something that could disqualify him, under our rules, and under the Constitution. And so obviously, I'm not going to support somebody who's been convicted of a serious felony, or who has this is disqualified under our Constitution. And that's consistent with RNC rules. And I hope everybody would agree with that.

Source: Fox News 2023 Republican primary debate in Milwaukee , Aug 23, 2023

Put the office of presidency and our country above yourself

You should put the office of presidency and our country above yourself. And whenever you've got these serious allegations against you, it's not fair to the country and certainly it's not fair to the party that wants to get this country back on track. And so, to me, that is the high-level consideration the candidates should give to the important office of president in making that decision for the country's interest.
Source: ABC This Week on 2023 Presidential hopefuls , Jun 18, 2023

That rights are from God foundational to American success

Our nation's founders understood that rights are not given by man, but rather bestowed upon us by our Creator. This worldview is foundational to good governance and the success of the United States of America. The success of any democracy is dependent upon agreement on a set of values. Today, we have a nation divided and we must return to what brings us together and not what pulls us apart. That is why it is so important that we seek out leaders that bring out the best in America rather than those that give in to our worst instincts. I believe that we must respect dissent and stand together on the common ground of freedom, equality, and fairness.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign website Asa2024.com , May 2, 2023

America is democracy's lighthouse; mustn't let light go dim

America is democracy's lighthouse. We must not let the light be dimmed. If freedom's light goes out in the United States then other countries will have their freedom shipwrecked on rocky shoals. Our democracy demands America's best and I will bring out America's best. We will do this through leadership, economic growth, and respect for the rule of law.
Source: 2024 Presidential campaign press release:Announcement speech , Apr 26, 2023

When the election is over we need to come together

We witnessed a violent mob assault our nation's Capitol. They attacked the foundations of our democracy. A presidential election often divides the country along political and cultural lines. And I understand the passion. It is okay to be passionate. But we must not let passion cloud our common sense and our commitment to our state and nation. And when the election is over, then we need to come together, united to strengthen our democracy and heal our land.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to the Arkansas legislature , Jan 12, 2021

Parents operated a Christian radio station and school

Asa Hutchinson grew up on a farm with his brother Tim who later became a senator. Their parents also operated a Christian radio station in school. After graduating from Bob Jones University, Asa Hutchinson attended the University of Arkansas law school at the same time that Bill Clinton started teaching there. He became US attorney in western Arkansas and prosecuted Clinton's half brother, Roger, for cocaine possession.

Hutchinson easily won election as Governor in 1996 to succeed his brother, who moved to the Senate. He combined a conservative voting record with a pleasant demeanor to become an important player in a short time.

Source: Almanac of American Politics on 2022 Arkansas Governor race , Oct 5, 2015

Religious affiliation: Baptist.

Hutchinson : religious affiliation:

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Source: Adherents.com web site 00-ADH1 on Nov 7, 2000

Endorsed Endorsed by Donald Trump/MAGA during presidency.

Hutchinson is endorsed by Trump/MAGA endorsement list

Endorsements by Donald Trump, implying support of Trump's agenda and electoral style. The phrase `Make America Great Again` was popularized in Trump`s 2015 book Time to Get Tough:Making America Great Again. It is the campaign slogan embroidered on the ubiquitous red caps seen at Trump rallies (which after Trump`s presidency, became known as `MAGA rallies`).

Source: Ballotpedia 2016-2022 endorsement list 2022-MAGA on Jan 1, 2022

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Gov. Doug Burgum (R-ND)
Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ)
Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL)
Larry Elder (R-CA;withdrew)
Gov. Nikki Haley (R-SC)
Rep. Will Hurd (R-FL;withdrew)
Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-AR)
Perry Johnson (R-IL)
Mayor Steve Laffey (R-RI)
Former V.P.Mike Pence (R-IN;withdrew)
Vivek Ramaswamy (R-OH)
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC)
Secy. Corey Stapleton (R-MT)
Mayor Francis Suarez (R-FL;withdrew)
Former Pres.Donald Trump (R-NY)

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Pres. Joe Biden (D-DE)
V.P.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (I-NY)
Chase Oliver (L-GA)
Rep.Dean Phillips (D-MN)
Jill Stein (Green)
Cornel West (Green Party)
Kanye West (Birthday Party)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
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