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Asa Hutchinson Hired by Washington Law Firm, Splits Time with Arkansas

MARCH 2, 2005 - Posted at 2:08 p.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Former Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Homeland Security undersecretary Asa Hutchinson has been named chairman of a private law firm's homeland security practice in Washington.

Hutchinson's spokesman said today in a statement that Hutchinson will split time between the firm called Venable LLP and Little Rock, where he'll pursue what his spokesman called "other personal and business interests."

Hutchinson officially left his post as undersecretary of border and transportation security at the Department of Homeland Security yesterday.  He was considered a front-runner to take over for outgoing Secretary Tom Ridge but was passed over by President Bush twice.

Hutchinson still leaves open the possibility that he'll run for governor of Arkansas in 2006.  He is a Republican and likely would have to face Lieutenant Governor Win Rockefeller in a primary if he runs.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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