Little Rock’s NBC affiliate reports:
Presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he will be on the debate stage this week. Hutchinson announced that he passed the requirements to qualify for the first Republican National Committee Debate on Aug. 23. “Thank you to everyone that donated for believing that consistent, commonsense, conservative leadership is needed to bring out the best of America,” Hutchinson said. Trump is expected to not attend the debate.
Read the full article. That makes ten, although Miami Mayor Francis Suarez’s claim to have qualified has not yet been confirmed by the RNC.
“You can’t be asking us to support [Trump] who is perhaps not even qualified.”
GOP presidential candidate Asa Hutchinson speaks with CNN’s Kasie Hunt about qualifying for the first debate and whether he will sign the pledge to support the eventual nominee. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/4e6JrMBsvi
— CNN (@CNN) August 20, 2023
Thanks to your support, I announced this morning that we had surpassed 40,000 unique donors to qualify for the RNC’s first debate.
Thank you to everyone that donated for believing that consistent, commonsense, conservative leadership is needed to bring out the best of America! pic.twitter.com/HKeZLYV9FW
— Gov. Asa Hutchinson (@AsaHutchinson) August 20, 2023
Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said on Sunday that he has defied the odds and qualified for the first GOP presidential primary debate. https://t.co/RaQNqT0IZm
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 20, 2023