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May 30, 2014

Asa Visits Faulkner County Tea Party to Ask for Vote

When Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas’ GOP gubernatorial nominee, spoke last week to the Faulkner County Tea Party, he began with this — “perhaps I did not get 100% of the support of the people in this room” — but then quickly told the group “I am asking for your support in this election.” Complimenting his opponent...

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asa-at-fctpWhen Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas’ GOP gubernatorial nominee, spoke last week to the Faulkner County Tea Party, he began with this — “perhaps I did not get 100% of the support of the people in this room” — but then quickly told the group “I am asking for your support in this election.”

Complimenting his opponent (who was largely supported by FCTP members), Hutchinson called Curtis Coleman “a gentleman,” saying “Curtis has been extraordinarily gracious.”  He reminded the group of the “commitment we (he and Coleman) both made to support the nominee” after the May 20 primary race.

Hutchinson thanked the Faulkner County Tea Party “for engaging in the political process and for supporting your candidate,” and said he wants “to look you in the eye and say you are important, both from a standpoint of philosophy and the message that you bring about the Constitution, about lower taxes, about smaller government.”

He added:

I know you’re the most active political organizers in the state of Arkansas.  There’s not many places you can come every week to a lunch like this and see people — they’re engaged, they’re working hard, they’re studying the issues.  I applaud you for that and recognize your importance.”

Hutchinson went on to discuss his recent public safety/prison crowding plans, as well as making numerous comparisons between himself and his November Democrat opponent, Mike Ross.  Questions from the audience covered topics such as school vouchers, critical habitat designations, and cutting spending.

Watch the entire 30-minute discussion here (broken into several 2 and 3-minute videos by topic).






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