LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Mike Ross says he believes he would have had a decent shot at winning the governor's race in 2014, but decided against it because he wanted to spend more time with his family and less time campaigning.
Ross told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his decision to not seek the Democratic gubernatorial nomination had nothing to do with worries about his chances in the race. Ross said he was "burnt out" after 22 years in politics.
Ross on Monday announced he would not run for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014 and would instead take a job with Southwest Power Pool. The six-term congressman last year decided against running for re-election to the U.S. House as he considered running for governor.
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