Longshot 2024 Candidate Tries To Steal Trump’s Thunder

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(FixThisNation.com) – In a recent discussion with Politico, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson shared his perspective on how potential legal troubles for former President Trump could pave the way for his underdog bid in the Republican presidential primaries. Hutchinson speculated that Trump might face a conviction in at least one of the several federal and state cases against him during the primary season. He expressed uncertainty about the timing of such events, be it in spring, mid-summer, or later in the fall, but emphasized his commitment to providing an alternative choice within the party.

Despite polling at 1% or lower in most primary surveys and only making it to the stage for the initial debate, Hutchinson has remained in the race longer than several other candidates who participated in later debates, including former Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina, and North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.

In his Politico interview, Hutchinson highlighted his unique stance in the debate, being the only participant who did not commit to supporting Trump if he were both the party’s nominee and convicted.

Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, another prominent Trump critic in the campaign, has positioned himself as the sole Republican openly challenging the former president and current GOP front-runner. Despite Christie’s approach, Hutchinson is confident about his chances, particularly in Iowa, where Christie has not campaigned extensively.

Trump has maintained a strong lead in the GOP field since announcing his bid for re-election last year, outpacing other contenders like Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley by significant margins, as reported by The Hill and Decision Desk HQ’s poll aggregation.

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