Gov. Asa Hutchinson endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio for president today. Rubio made a campaign stop in Little Rock yesterday. Hutchinson’s brother, former U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson, Congressmen Rick Crawford and Steve Womack, Treasurer Andrea Lea and Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin have also endorsed Rubio, along with 29 state lawmakers.
I'm delighted to support @marcorubio because he is best choice to keep our country safe. Will you join me and help Marco win Arkansas?
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) February 22, 2016
At Politico’s State Solutions Conference in Washington on Friday, Hutchinson had refused to say whether he would endorse someone, but did say that he’d heard from a number of mainstream Republicans in Arkansas who wanted his guidance on the presidential primary.
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