FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2023
GOV. ASA HUTCHINSON QUALIFIES FOR RNC DEBATE Over 37,000 unique donors added since July 1
DES MOINES, Iowa — Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican candidate for President as well as a former governor of Arkansas and official in President George W. Bush's administration, announced this morning his campaign has surpassed the 40,000 unique donor requirement to qualify for the Republican National Committee (RNC) Presidential Primary Debate in Milwaukee. Governor Hutchinson's campaign has submitted nearly 42,000 unique donors for verification with the RNC. Fulfillment of the donor requirement was the last element of qualification that Governor Hutchinson needed to reach as he had previously qualified when it came to polling.
"I am thankful to the tens of thousands of Americans who have contributed to my campaign and helped ensure my message of consistent, commonsense, conservative leadership is represented on the debate stage this Wednesday evening," said Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the 46th Governor of Arkansas and a current Republican candidate for President. "I intend to continue speaking the truth when it comes to the responsibility that Donald Trump bears for the attacks on our democracy and justice system. I look forward to a substantive debate in Milwaukee."
The RNC required presidential candidates to achieve at least 1% of registered support in two national polls and two early state polls, receive the financial support of 40,000 unique donors—which included at least 200 unique donors in each of 20 states—and sign a pledge.
Governor Hutchinson had 5,040 total donations from 4,148 unique donors at the end of the last quarter. Since July 1, he has added a total of 43,197 donations from an additional 37,116 unique donors. Additionally, Governor Hutchinson has received donations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and all U.S. Territories.
"Our campaign has always been about the American people and the belief that we can collectively bring out the best of America. I am thankful so many agree with me: it is time for us to elect a president with a forward-looking vision for our nation, whose gaze is set on the horizon . . . not the rearview mirror," concluded Gov. Hutchinson.