LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has raised more than $1 million over the past three months as he prepares for next year's Arkansas governor's race.

Ross on Tuesday announced that he has about $2.4 million in the bank and has raised more than $3 million since launching his bid earlier this year. Ross became the only candidate seeking the Democratic nomination in July when former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race.

Former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson, Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman and state Rep. Debra Hobbs are seeking the Republican nomination. Hobbs reported raising $4,705 and having $46,493 in the bank. Numbers were not immediately available for Hutchinson and Coleman.

Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe is term limited and can't seek re-election next year.

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