Arkansas House Speaker Eyeing 2014 Governor's Race

Apr 24, 2013

House Speaker Davy Carter says he's considering running for governor next year, but wants some time after the session to decide whether to join the race. 

Davy Carter
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The Republican from Cabot told reporters Tuesday he's thought about and discussed a run for governor, but said he wanted to spend time at home to think about the race.

Carter later said he didn't have a timeline for making a decision and declined to say with whom he's been discussing a run. Lawmakers on Tuesday wrapped up this year's legislative session. 

Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson and Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman are seeking the GOP gubernatorial nomination. Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and former Congressman Mike Ross are seeking the Democratic nomination. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe is term-limited and can't run for re-election.