A Hot Springs Republican has entered the governor’s race and will challenge Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the GOP primary in May.
Jan Morgan, 54, announced her candidacy in a new release sent Sunday night and at an event in Hot Springs.
She owns the Gun Cave shooting range in Hot Springs. In 2014, she drew national media attention by declaring her gun range a “Muslim Free Zone,” saying that she was concerned about the safety of other customers if Muslims patronized her business.
In her campaign’s news release, Morgan said she traveled the state for six months talking to Arkansans before making her decision to run.
“As we embark on the dawn of a new day and new year in Arkansas, I am excited about the future potential of our beautiful state and her people,” she was quoted as saying.