Asa Hutchinson drops out of 2024 GOP presidential race after finishing sixth in Iowa caucus

Hutchinson received 0.2% support in Iowa.

Published: January 16, 2024 10:54am

Updated: January 16, 2024 11:08am

Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday ended his campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination after finishing in sixth place in the Iowa caucus.

Hutchinson congratulated former President Donald Trump for his win in Iowa, which hosted the nation's first presidential nominating contest on Monday.

"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," according to The Associated Press.

With more than 95% of the votes counted Tuesday morning, Hutchinson received 0.2% support in Iowa, according to The New York Times.

Hutchinson is not the only GOP candidate to drop out after Iowa. Businessman Vivek Ramaswamy ended his campaign Monday evening and endorsed Trump after coming in fourth in the caucus with 7.7% support.

The only major Republican candidates who remain in the race are Trump, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

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