Arkansas Governor Reports $2 Million In Bank For Re-election Bid

Jan 16, 2018

File photo of Gov. Asa Hutchinson in October 2014 shortly before being elected.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign says it has more than $2 million in the bank as the Republican ramps up his re-election campaign.

Hutchinson's campaign on Tuesday reported raising nearly $622,000 in the final three months of 2017. It spent more than $152,000 during the same period.

Hutchinson was first elected in 2014 and announced last spring he was seeking re-election. He faces a challenge in the May Republican primary from Hot Springs gun range owner Jan Morgan.

Jared Henderson, who announced last month he's seeking the Democratic nomination to unseat Hutchinson, has raised more than $131,000 and has almost $129,000 in the bank, according to his campaign.