Lt. Governor Mark Darr running for Mark Pryor's Senate seat?

Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr could be eying Senator Mark Pryor's seat in Washington.

The National Journal is reporting a source close to Darr says he's preparing to launch his campaign for the 2014 race.

When KATV reached out to the Lieutenant Governor Friday, he stopped just short of saying he's running for the Senate seat when he released the following statement.

"Kim and I are honored to serve Arkansas. It is no secret that I have a passion for Arkansas, its people, and continuing my public service to make Arkansas and America a better place for our children and grandchildren.

"As Kim and I have prayerfully considered our future, we are continually troubled by Barack Obama's policies for America. America is headed in the wrong direction, and we must alter our course. President Obama's assault on our 2nd Amendment rights is just the latest example of an overreaching federal government that must be stopped. I believe that I can assist greatly in being a check and balance to Barack Obama's liberal policies.

"As Lieutenant Governor, I will give my undivided attention to my duties in the Arkansas Senate until the end of the 89th General Assembly."