LITTLE ROCK — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson has raised nearly $266,000 more than Democratic candidate Mike Ross in October, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office.

LITTLE ROCK — Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson has raised nearly $266,000 more than Democratic candidate Mike Ross in October, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office.


Tuesday was the deadline for candidates to file financial reports before the Nov. 4 election.


Hutchinson, a former 3rd District congressman, reported that his campaign raised $451,646 and spent $480,254 between Oct. 1 and Saturday. His campaign had $212,976 on hand.


Ross, a former 4th District congressman, reported that his campaign raised $185,715 and spent $265,073 in the same period. His campaign had $248,505 on hand.


Since the election cycle began, Ross has raised a total of $6.4 million for the general election and spent $6.1 million. Hutchinson has raised a total of $4.3 million and spent $4.1 million.


Libertarian candidate Frank Gilbert had not filed a contributions and expenditures report for October by late Tuesday afternoon. Green Party candidate Joshua Drake has not filed any fundraising reports.


Arkansas’ term-limits laws prohibit Gov. Mike Beebe from seeking a third term.