Arkansas Governor Has Nearly $1.2 Million On Hand For Re-Election Bid

Jul 17, 2017

Gov. Asa Hutchinson at a campaign event in October 2014 before he was elected governor.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign says it has nearly $1.2 million in the bank as the Republican ramps up his re-election bid for next year.

Hutchinson's campaign on Monday reported it raised more than $526,000 over the past three months and spent more than $37,000. Hutchinson, who was first elected in 2014, formally announced in May that he was seeking a second term but had already been raising money for a re-election bid.

So far no Democrats have announced a bid to challenge Hutchinson. Hutchinson has raised nearly $1.3 million total for his re-election bid.

Republicans hold all of the statewide and federal offices in Arkansas, as well as a majority in both chambers of the Legislature.