Jan Morgan, who is seeking to unseat Gov. Asa Hutchinson and be the Republican gubernatorial candidate in the November general election, sat down with the Log Cabin Democrat to explain the main differences between her and Hutchinson.

"I am a constitutional and fiscally conservation [candidate]," Morgan said.

She said she thinks Hutchinson is an "establishment candidate" who has embraced big government, raised taxes and increased spending.

"People are tired of politics as usual," Morgan said. "I'm that outsider that can be the voice of the people in this state."

She said the Republican party is divided after a lackluster run while the party had a majority in the House and Senate as well as a Republican governor and president.

"We can't blame it on the Democrats," she said. "We're going to get the blame or the credit. We don't want to lose our hold."

Morgan said she and Hutchinson differ on immigration and taxes. She said she strongly opposes sanctuary cities and sanctuary college campuses, and that she will ensure "the people in this state feel a relief in state income taxes."

"Somebody has to step in and do something," she said. "I plan to save this party and this state for the people."

Early voting in the primary election will be conducted from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 7-11 and May 14-18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 12 and 19 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 21 at the Faulkner County Courthouse, Faulkner County Library, McGee Sports Center, Mayflower City Hall, Vilonia First Baptist Church and Greenbrier City Event Center.

Polls will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day, May 22, at 20 vote centers across the county.

Jared K. Henderson and Leticia Sanders are vying for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

The winners of the Republican and Democratic nominations will face Libertarian Mark West in the general election in November.