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Arkansas governor has nearly $1.2M on hand for re-elect bid

Gov. Hutchinson, who was first elected in 2014, formally announced in May that he was seeking a second term. (Photo: Talk Business & Politics)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's campaign says it has nearly $1.2 million in the bank as the Republican ramps up his re-election bid for next year.

Hutchinson's campaign on Monday reported it raised more than $526,000 over the past three months and spent more than $37,000. Hutchinson, who was first elected in 2014, formally announced in May that he was seeking a second term but had already been raising money for a re-election bid.

So far, no Democrats have announced a bid to challenge Hutchinson. Hutchinson has raised nearly $1.3 million total for his re-election bid.

Republicans hold all of the statewide and federal offices in Arkansas, as well as a majority in both chambers of the Legislature.

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