Asa Hutchinson

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson will be the guest speaker at the September 9 meeting of the Southeast Arkansas TEA Party.

Hutchinson, an attorney, former congressman and former DEA administrator, was the GOP nominee for governor in 2006 but ultimately lost to Gov. Mike Beebe in the general election. He will talk about his current bid for the Republican nomination for governor then field questions from the audience.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Living Word Fellowship Church located on U.S. 425 South in Monticello across the highway from Ryburn Automotive Superstore in the south end of the building housing Cowboy’s Restaurant.