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Asa Hutchinson nears decision on 2024 presidential race

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to announce in April whether he’ll run for president, he told reporters Monday in Des Moines.

It was Hutchinson’s third trip to Iowa in 2023 and he’s hired a field organizer, indicating he’s likely to join the crowd of candidates seeking the 2024 Republican nomination. He said his events in March will help him solidify the final decisions heading into a potential presidential bid.

Hutchinson said he was looking at the visibility and finances of running a campaign in Iowa, but he said he’s not discouraged by the high-profile competition.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson calls for armed personnel in every school

In the aftermath of a school shooting in Nashville, Tennessee, former Arkansas governor and potential presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson called Tuesday for armed officers in every school.

Hutchinson, a Republican, made his comments during an event with Drake University students in Des Moines.

“My belief is that every school should have armed personnel,” Hutchinson said. “Ideally, it’s a school resource officer or a trained law enforcement officer, but in Arkansas we have allowed some of our rural schools to have training for the personnel there so that they can be able to respond in the event something happened.”

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Nikki Haley made big money from special-interest speaking engagements: disclosure

Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley earned millions of dollars from speaking engagements, consulting fees and revenue from her own company, according to a Raw Story analysis of a new federal personal financial disclosure.

Haley, a former ambassador to the United Nations and former governor of South Carolina, earned between $100,000 to $1 million each for 12 speaking engagements during 2022 and early 2023, according to her disclosure, which only requires she list such income in broad ranges.

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Republican Asa Hutchinson's son arrested on felony charges of drug and gun possession and DWI

The 47-year-old son of former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has been arrested on charges of DWI and illegal possession of drugs and firearms, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

William Asa Hutchinson III, 47, who is being held without bond and faces a charge of “simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms” that is a Class Y felony punishable by up to 10 to 40 years of life in prison, KNWA-TV reported. Hutchinson also was charged with second-offense DWI, two counts of refusal to submit to a chemical test and possession of a controlled substance, the station reported.

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'Deader than disco': Experts ridicule Trump challenger's chances of victory

Former Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson has thrown his hat into the ring for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination -- and a panel of political experts can see no sense in his decision.

The New York Times convened a group of columnists, reporters and political operatives to assess Hutchinson's chances of beating Donald Trump or Ron DeSantis -- the two early frontrunners -- for the GOP nomination, and they agreed he faced a steep climb in a party that's dominated by the former president and his MAGA allies.

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GOP presidential candidate wants 'million' seniors on Social Security to go back to work

Republican presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson (AR) has a plan that could put up to a million Social Security recipients back to work.

Hutchinson explained the idea during a Thursday appearance on C-SPAN's Washington Journal program.

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'1% or less': Fox News confronts GOP presidential candidate with his lousy poll numbers

Fox News host Shannon Bream suggested that former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) would struggle to defeat former President Donald Trump because he is lagging in the polls.

"Okay, so, Governor, you have said there's no point in running unless you're going straight at former President Trump," Bream told Hutchinson. "You right now, though, in the polling are at 1% or less in all the recent polls."

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Feds double disgraced former Arkansas state senator Jeremy Hutchinson's prison sentence

Disgraced former Arkansas state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who was implicated in a Medicaid fraud investigation, was sentenced to an additional 50 months in prison in federal court on Tuesday, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

The son of former U.S. senator Tim Hutchinson and the nephew of former Arkansas governor and current presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson was previously sentenced to 46 months.

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