Ross raises nearly $2 million for Arkansas governor bid

Posted: July 15, 2013 at 2:23 p.m.

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has raised nearly $2 million in his bid for the Democratic nomination for Arkansas governor next year.

Ross on Monday reported raising $1.97 million since he launched his bid in April for the state's top office. Ross had $1.7 million in the bank when the fundraising quarter ended June 30.

Ross is running against former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter for the Democratic nomination. A fundraising report for Halter had not been filed by early Monday afternoon.

Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman, who is seeking the Republican nomination, reported raising $101,714 during the quarter. That amount includes a $25,000 loan Coleman gave his campaign.

Reports were not available for former U.S. Rep. Asa Hutchinson and Debra Hobbs, who are also seeking the Republican nomination.