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Asa Hutchinson announces endorsement from Congressman

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Jonesboro (KATV) - Congressman Rick Crawford, who represents Arkansas's First Congressional District, announced his endorsement of Asa Hutchinson for Governor Wednesday morning.  

Congressman Crawford issued the following statement:

"I am happy to endorse my long-time friend Asa Hutchinson for Governor.  I have had the pleasure of working with Asa long before my formal entry into politics and believe that his combination of legislative and executive experience makes him the most qualified candidate to serve as the next Governor of Arkansas.  Asa understands how significant portions of our state's economy, like production agriculture, can help lead the way to increased economic activity and job creation by keeping state government small and efficient while ensuring the tax burden on Arkansas families and job creators is low.  I ask voters across Arkansas to join me in supporting and voting for Asa as the next Governor of the state of Arkansas." 

Republican candidate for Governor, Asa Hutchinson added:

"No one is more respected in Arkansas on agricultural issues than my friend Congressman Rick Crawford.   I am honored to have his endorsement for Governor.  As Governor, promoting Arkansas's agriculture will be a key priority for me and Rick's expertise and commitment are critical for our state.  Rick's leadership has made a positive difference in eastern Arkansas because of his experience and our shared common sense Arkansas values.  Eastern Arkansas is very important for my campaign and Rick's endorsement increases the momentum that is needed for victory."

Congressman Crawford's endorsement follows the endorsement of Asa Hutchinson by Arkansas's 2nd District Congressman Tim Griffin.