Skip Navigation

Close and don't show again.

Your browser is out of date.

You may not get the full experience here on National Journal.

Please upgrade your browser to any of the following supported browsers:

Mike Ross Abandons Gubernatorial Plans Mike Ross Abandons Gubernatorial Plans

NEXT :
This ad will end in seconds
Close X

Not a member or subscriber? Learn More »

Forget Your Password?

Don't have an account? Register »

Reveal Navigation

 

Mike Ross Abandons Gubernatorial Plans

Arkansas Democratic Rep. Mike Ross, who announced he wouldn't be running for re-election to the House last year, is abandoning his plans to run for governor of the state. The six-term congressman initially said he wasn't seeking another term so he could explore a gubernatorial bid in 2014.

"I've received a lot of encouragement and given serious consideration to seeking the office of Governor of Arkansas in 2014, a race that will begin early next year. However, after a lot of prayer and reflection, I have decided that I will not be a candidate for Governor in 2014," Ross said in a statement on his Facebook page.

Instead, he will be joining the Little-Rock based Southwest Power Pool at the end of his term as its senior vice-president for government affairs and public relations.

Ross's decision makes it likely that Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will be the favored Democratic gubernatorial nominee in 2014, when Gov. Mike Beebe's term expires. Arkansas term limits prevent Beebe from seeking a third term.

Don't Miss Today's Top Stories

Chock full of usable information on today's issues."

Michael, Executive Director

Concise coverage of everything I wish I had hours to read about."

Chuck, Graduate Student

The day's action in one quick read."

Stacy, Director of Communications

Great way to keep up with Washington"

Ray, Professor of Economics

Sign up form for the newsletter
MORE NATIONAL JOURNAL