Asa Hutchinson ends presidential bid after Iowa Caucus

Former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has ended his 2024 Republican presidential bid after a six-place finish in the Iowa Caucus.

In a statement on X (formerly known as Twitter) following the Iowa Caucus, Former Gov. Hutchinson stated, “I congratulate Donald J. Trump for his win last night in Iowa and to the other candidates who competed and garnered delegate support. Today, I am suspending my campaign for President and driving back to Arkansas. My message of being a principled Republican with experience and telling the truth about the current front runner did not sell in Iowa. I stand by the campaign I ran. I answered every question, sounded the warning to the GOP about the risks in 2024 and presented hope for our country’s future. Susan and I are blessed beyond measure and we are grateful for the opportunity to have fought in the political arena for America.”

Asa Hutchinson was the 46th governor of Arkansas from 2015 to 2023 and has previously served as a U.S. attorney, U.S. Representative and had two roles in the George W. Bush administration.

In the Iowa Caucus, Former President Donald Trump won Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis coming in second and U.N Ambassador Nikki Haley finishing in third. Go to this story for more information on the results of Monday’s Iowa Caucus.