Hutchinson ends his presidential run

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(The Center Square) – Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson ended his bid for the Republican nomination for president after receiving only 191 votes in the Iowa caucuses.

Hutchinson frequently called out former President Donald Trump on the campaign trail.

“Trump not only wants to be above the law, but claims he is the law,” Hutchinson said in a pinned post on X, the social media site formerly known as Twitter.

Trump received 51% of the vote in the Iowa caucuses, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with just over 21% and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley with 19.1%.

“My message of being a principled Republican with experience and telling the truth about the current front-runner did not sell in Iowa,” Hutchinson said in a statement Tuesday morning. “I answered every question, sounded the warning to the GOP about the risks in 2024 and presented hope for the country’s future.”

Hutchinson did not endorse another candidate.

Vivek Ramaswamy, who received 8,449 votes, ended his campaign Monday night and endorsed Trump.

The latest The Center Square Voters’ Voice poll shows Trump would defeat President Joe Biden in the November election. Trump is ahead of Biden in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and Pennsylvania, states he lost in the 2020 elections, according to the poll.

New Hampshire voters will make their choice in the GOP primary on Tuesday.

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