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Trump endorses Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in GOP primary

President Donald Trump (Photo: MGN)

President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the state's Republican gubernatorial primary election.

Trump tweeted that Hutchinson, who is seeking a second term as governor, has "done an incredible job with a focus on lower taxes, border security, and crime prevention."

Trump tweeted, "I fully endorse Asa for Governor!"

Hutchinson's opponent in the GOP primary is former TV journalist and gun range owner Jan Morgan of Hot Springs. Morgan, who made headlines in 2014 when she declared her gun range "Muslim Free," has said she's running to reduce government spending and provide tax and regulatory relief to Arkansas businesses.

A Talk Business & Politics-Hendrix College poll last month showed Hutchinson with a two-to-one lead over Morgan.

The primary election is Tuesday.

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