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Fri January 10, 2014

Asa Hutchinson Raises $445,000 For Arkansas Governor Bid

File photo of Asa Hutchinson speaking in Little Rock in May 2013.
Credit Michael Hibblen/ KUAR News

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson's campaign says he raised more than $445,000 in the last three months of 2013 in his bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

Hutchinson's campaign on Friday announced that he ended 2013 with more than $1.3 million in the bank as he seeks the state's top office. Wednesday is the deadline for candidates to file their fundraising reports for the quarter that ended Dec. 31.

Hutchinson won the GOP nomination in 2006 but lost the general election. He's running against businessman Curtis Coleman and state Rep. Debra Hobbs for the party's nomination this year. Hutchinson's campaign said he spent $150,000 during the quarter.

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross is the only candidate seeking the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.