LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Republican primary for a central Arkansas congressional seat being vacated by U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin could get more crowded.

State Rep. Ann Clemmer of Benton planned Wednesday to announce whether she'll seek the Republican nomination for the 2nd Congressional District. If she runs, she'll be the third Republican to launch a bid since Griffin announced last week that he wouldn't seek re-election next year.

Little Rock bank executive French Hill and retired Army Col. Conrad Reynolds announced Tuesday they'd seek the Republican nomination, and several others are considering a bid. Former North Little Rock Mayor Pat Hays announced last week he's running for the Democratic nomination.

Griffin is a Republican who was first elected in 2010.

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