Ross hopes Halter continues public service - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Ross hopes Halter continues public service

Posted: Updated:

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross says he hopes former rival Bill Halter will continue pursuing public service after dropping out of the governor's race.

Ross said he spoke with Halter Monday morning about the former lieutenant governor's decision to drop his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Halter's exit leaves Ross as the only announced Democratic candidate in the 2014 race.

Halter said he was dropping out to avoid a divisive Democratic primary next year.

Republican candidate Asa Hutchinson said he believed the differences between himself and Ross would become clearer to voters. State Rep. Debra Hobbs and Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman showed no signs of dropping out of the Republican gubernatorial race over similar concerns about a divisive primary on the GOP side.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 10-year-old shot several times released from hospital

    10-year-old shot several times released from hospital

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-08-28 02:05:08 GMT
    10 year old Tiffany Rawls was released from Children's Hospital Wednesday after being shot several times in front of her home Monday night. Rawls still remembers Monday night vividly.More >>
    10 year old Tiffany Rawls was released from Children's Hospital Wednesday after being shot several times in front of her home Monday night. Rawls still remembers Monday night vividly.More >>
  • Steamy Weather Continues With Rain Chances Increasing

    Steamy Weather Continues With Rain Chances Increasing

    Thursday, August 28 2014 4:48 AM EDT2014-08-28 08:48:18 GMT
    Latest Arkansas weather summaryMore >>
    Latest Arkansas weather summaryMore >>
  • Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault

    Police: Arkansas man charged in trooper assault

    Thursday, August 28 2014 8:57 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:57:29 GMT
    An Arkansas man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he rammed a state patrol car during a chase through three counties.More >>
    An Arkansas man has been charged with aggravated assault after police say he rammed a state patrol car during a chase through three counties.More >>