Davenport announces bid for Ark. land commissioner

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - State Rep. Monty Davenport says he'll run for state land commissioner in the 2010 election.

Davenport, a Democrat from Yellville, on Tuesday announced his bid for the post. Davenport so far is the only candidate to have announced for the office. State Land Commissioner Mark Wilcox, a Democrat, is term limited and is considering a run for secretary of state.

Davenport, who has served in the state House since 2005, is a real estate broker and cattle rancher.

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