Former 4th District Congressman Mike Ross has officially thrown his hat into the ring as a Democratic Candidate for Governor.Ross made the announcement earlier this morning in his former hometown of Prescott in Nevada County. Ross also stopped in Texarkana and was headed to Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Jonesboro, and Little Rock.

Ross, who served in Congress for 12 years, originally said he would not run for Governor but changed his mind after Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel dropped out of the race. McDaniel exited the race after admitting an extra-marital relationship with a female attorney.

Ross says his campaign will focus on Arkansas's future, particularly in the areas of education and economic development, and that he would use his experience to bring people togehter, and fight for middle-class families in the state.

Former Arkansas Lt. Governor Bill Halter is also running in the Democratic Primary for Governor and Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson and Little Rock Businessman Curtis Coleman are running in the Republican Primary.

Mike Ross for Governor Campaign