The gubernatorial sweepstakes

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Our man David Ramsey tried to get a direct answer today from House Speaker Davy Carter on whether he was considering a race for governor in 2014, as well-placed sources have indicated. Carter is a Republican. So far, Asa Hutchinson is the only announced candidate on the GOP side. Carter won his House leadership job mostly through Democratic votes, which might or might not serve him so well in a Republican primary.

Anyway ....

RESPONSE TO RUMORS?

No, no…I’m not going to respond to that. I saw that too. I said repeatedly, my focus is here. I don’t have anything to say about that.


ARE YOU DEFINITELY NOT RUNNING?

I am 1000 percent focused on the next 90 days here, or however long that is. We’ve got a lot of difficult things to get through and I’m worried about that stuff, not speculation.

I think that's known as a non-denial.

Carter also was asked about the hot button issue of the day, guns in church. He said, in his own church, he would not want guns. But no comment on guns in church bill. Said there was a lot of support for it in the House.

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