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Ross: I want to build on Beebe's foundation as next governor

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CONWAY (Log Cabin Democrat) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate, and former congressman, Mike Ross said he plans build on the foundation Gov. Mike Beebe has laid by focusing on areas such as education and job creation if he is elected governor.

Ross, addressing the crowd at the Conway Noon Lions Club on Tuesday, said for Arkansas to create and attract high-tech jobs, the available workforce must be educated, trained and skilled.

Since Ross entered the race, fellow Democrat and former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has withdrawn, leaving the former congressman as the lone Democratic candidate.

Former congressman Asa Hutchinson leads the gubernatorial race on the Republican side, although he faces two primary opponents in Arkansas businessman Curtis Coleman and state Rep. Debra Hobbs.

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