Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Former DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson
Mitt Romney today announced the support of former DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas.
"I'm proud to earn Asa's endorsement," said Mitt Romney. "Asa is a law and order conservative and a tireless advocate for pro-growth economic policies, empowering small businesses, and strengthening the middle class. His support will be integral as I bring this message across the country in the months to come."
Announcing his support, Asa Hutchinson said, "President Obama's policies have been an abject failure both at home and abroad. We need a nominee who can not only defeat President Obama, but also put in place conservative policies that will make us more prosperous at home and respected abroad. Mitt Romney is a proven leader who has the experience to get our country back on track. I am proud to stand with him and I call on all conservatives who believe that America's best days are ahead of us to join me."
Background on Asa Hutchinson:
Asa Hutchinson was appointed to be the Administrator of The Drug Enforcement Administration in 2001. Hutchinson previously represented the 3rd District of Arkansas in Congress from 1997 until 2001. In 2003, President George W. Bush named him to be the first Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security. Hutchinson was the Arkansas' Republican gubernatorial nominee in Arkansas in 2006. He currently is Senior Partner at the AH Law Group in Rogers, Arkansas.
Mitt Romney, Press Release - Mitt Romney Announces Support of Former DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/299719