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The Arkansas gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 2014. Democratic incumbent Mike Beebe was ineligible for re-election in 2014 due to term limits and the race to succeed him was expected to be highly competitive according to polls and race ratings reports.[1][2][3][4]

After withdrawals by Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel (D) and former Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter (D), Mike Ross, having announced in December 2012 that he would not run, re-emerged as a candidate.[5][6][7][8][9] Ross defeated Lynette "Doc" Bryant in the Democratic primary on May 20, 2014.[10] On the Republican side, former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson defeated businessman Curtis Coleman in the Republican primary.[11] Libertarian nominee Frank Gilbert and Green Party nominee Josh Drake also appeared on the general election ballot. Hutchinson won the general election.[12][13][14]