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Ross raises $550,000 in final months of '13 for bid

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 15, 2014 at 10:14 a.m.

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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/MELISSA SUE GERRITS 08/17/13 - Mike Ross, right, speaks to supporters after being endorsed for governor by current Governor Mike Beebe, left, August 17, 2013 at the state Capital.

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross has raised more than $550,000 in the final months of 2013 in his bid for Arkansas' top office.

The former congressman's campaign said Wednesday that he ended 2013 with $2.5 million cash on hand and had raised $3.65 million since announcing his bid in April. Wednesday is the deadline for candidates to file their fundraising reports for the quarter that ended Dec. 31.

Ross is the only Democrat seeking the state's top office. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe is barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year.

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, state Rep. Debra Hobbs and Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman are seeking the GOP nomination. Hutchinson announced last week that he raised more than $445,000 during the quarter.

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Dontcallmenames says... January 15, 2014 at 11:45 a.m.

Who are these idiots giving money to "business as usual"? Ross is just more mediocrity for our state that needs less government.

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Fdworfe says... January 15, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.

Tea Party darling; right-wing to the extreme; chameleonic in conviction; sanctimonious by appearance; utter lack of perspective; political prude that led the scheme to impeach Arkansas’s favorite son and one of the most capable US presidents we’ve ever had! Mr. Hutchinson, this is not the best of records on which to run for governor of the proud State of Arkansas—or for any other public office for that matter. Arkansans have far better memories than you give us credit for.

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Packman says... January 15, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.

All those millions will do Ross little good as he attempts to run and hide from his party affiliation. Ross is of the party that supports abortion on demand. Ross is of the party that supports state sanctioned same-sex marriage. Ross is of the party of class warfare. Ross is of the party of gun control. Ross is of the party of Obamacare. Ross is of the party of amnesty for illegals. Ross is of the party of BH Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi. Ross can use those millions to put lipstick on his democrat pig, but it will always be a pig. I agree Asa's baggage and Romney like personality will make it a very close race.

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GrimReaper says... January 15, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.

Where have all the leaders gone, long time passing?
Where have all the leaders gone, long time ago?
Where have all the leaders gone?
Money corrupted them, every one
When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?

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