Three-time statewide candidate and former Arkansas Congressman Asa Hutchinson says he expects to be a candidate for Governor in 2014.

In an interview with our content partner, the Arkansas News Bureau, Hutchinson said he was looking forward to the opportunity for public service.

From John Lyon’s report:

“I intend to be a candidate for governor in 2014,” Hutchinson told the Arkansas News Bureau. “My wife Susan and I are very excited about that opportunity to once again serve this great state.”

Hutchinson recently was named to head a National Rifle Association effort to put armed security guards in every school. He said that for now he remains focused on that project.

“I’ve got to devote my energies and time to that effort in the next couple of months, so that’s going to have the highest priority,” he said. “Once I’m able to complete that then I’ll be able to fully engage in the effort for governor.”

Hutchinson has said previously that he was likely to run for Governor in 2014 and had said he would make a decision in January.

Dustin McDaniel is the only announced Democratic candidate for the post. Republican Curtis Coleman, a one-time Senate candidate, has filed exploratory papers to consider a run for Governor.

You can read more from the Arkansas News Bureau at this link.

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