LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Mark Darr is considering a run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2014 after Democratic Congressman Mike Ross opted against a bid. But a spokeswoman says he doesn't have a timeline for a decision.

Darr spokeswoman Sarah Beth Lowe told The Associated Press Tuesday that Darr is focused on helping the Republican Party in this year's election.

Darr has previously indicated he was more likely to run for governor than re-election. Darr was elected in 2010.

Ross announced Monday he was opting against a widely expected run for governor and would instead take a job with Southwest Power Pool after leaving Congress next year. Ross last year decided against running for re-election to the U.S. House from southern Arkansas as he considered the governor's race.

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