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{{Arelecbanner14}}{{argovtoc14}}{{tnr}}The '''Arkansas gubernatorial election''' will take place on [[State executive official elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]. Incumbent [[Mike Beebe]] (D) is ineligible for re-election due to term limits. The winner of the election will serve a 4-year term in office.
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==Candidates==
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==Polls==
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==Campaign media==
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===Mike Ross===
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{{Youtube|title=WFPXyDZs3uk|size=200|caption=In the first TV ad of Ross' campaign, term-limited Gov. Mike Beebe discusses why he believes Ross should succeed him as governor - Released January 5, 2014}}
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==Campaign contributions==
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According to an end of the year finance disclosure report, [[Dustin McDaniel]] ([[Democratic|D]]) raised about $410,500 in the final quarter of 2012, leaving his campaign with around $1.1 million cash on hand going into 2013.<ref name="nj">[http://www.nationaljournal.com/blogs/hotlineoncall/2013/01/embattled-mcdaniel-raises-more-than-400-000-15 ''National Journal'' "Embattled McDaniel Raises More Than $400,000" Accessed January 16, 2013]</ref> The report, running from October 1 to December 31, was his first since [[Dustin McDaniel|McDaniel]] admitted on December 18 to having an extramarital affair.<ref name="nj"/> The report listed about $386,027 raised for the primary and $24,500 raised for a potential runoff.<ref name="nj"/> A spokesperson for McDaniel's campaign confirmed that the campaign reached its fundraising goals for 2012.<ref name="nj"/> Any potential fallout from [[Dustin McDaniel|McDaniel's]] handling of the situation was expected to be more evident in the next finance report in April 2013.<ref name="nj"/> McDaniel ultimately dropped out of the race on January 25, 2013. His official statement announcing his withdrawal from the race was sent to supporters through e-mail the morning on Jan. 25. McDaniel's statement explained, "I had hoped that I could shape the 2014 gubernatorial debate with my vision for the future. Unfortunately, I am now convinced that if I run for Governor, this campaign would be about me personally, rather than Arkansas's future."<ref name=dropout>[http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2013/01/25/mcdaniel-official-announces-hes-out-of-governors-race ''Arkansas Times,'' "McDaniel officially announces he's out of governor's race," January 25, 2013]</ref>
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In Jan. 2013, former [[Republican]] Rep. [[Asa Hutchinson]] reportedly stated to the AP that "the money is going to be there. It’s such an important race. ... I don't anticipate a challenge in catching up on the fundraising side."<ref name="nj"/>
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===Additional reading===
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*[http://talkbusiness.net/2012/12/stars-alligning-for-mike-ross-to-reconsider-running-for-governor/ ''Talk Business,'' "Stars Aligning For Mike Ross to Reconsider Running for Governor," Dec. 14, 2012]
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==See also==
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* [[Governor of Arkansas]]
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* [[Arkansas state executive official elections, 2014]]
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* [[State executive official elections, 2014]]
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==External links==
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*[http://governor.arkansas.gov/Pages/default.aspx Office of the Governor of Arkansas]
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