LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is backing fellow Democrat Mike Ross' bid to succeed him as the state's top elected official.
Beebe on Saturday endorsed Ross' 2014 gubernatorial bid.
Ross became the only announced Democratic candidate for governor last month after former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped his bid for the party's nomination. Ross, who represented Arkansas' 4th Congressional District for 12 years, announced he was running for governor in April.
Beebe was first elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. He's barred by term limits from seeking re-election next year.
Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman and state Rep. Debra Hobbs are seeking the Republican gubernatorial nomination.