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Morgan to Form Exploratory Committee

The state Democratic Party chair said several people are considering a bid.

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Zach C. Cohen
Oct. 10, 2017, 11:05 a.m.

Fox News analyst Jan Morgan (R) “will announce today that she’s forming a committee to explore the possibility of running for governor next year, a spokesman for her said Monday.”

“Ralph Wunder of Washington, D.C., a senior political adviser to Morgan, said Morgan plans to go on a listening tour of Arkansas and determine the level of campaign funding that would be available before deciding whether to challenge” Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R). “Wunder said Morgan believes ‘the governor talks like a conservative and governs like a liberal.’”

“In 2014, she drew national media attention by declaring her gun range a ‘Muslim Free Zone.’” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)

State Rep. Michael John Gray (D), the chair of the state party, “said that several people are privately discussing a challenge to … Hutchinson.”

Gray: “There are definitely people talking about it, nobody ready to put their name out there yet.” (KFSM)

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