LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Congressman Mike Ross says he won't seek the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014.

The Democratic lawmaker announced Monday that he had decided against a widely expected run for governor "after a lot of prayer and reflection." The six-term congressman announced last year that he would not seek re-election as he prepared for a potential gubernatorial run.

Ross said in a statement released by his office that he had enjoyed spending more time with his family after announcing his retirement last year.

Ross says he will work at Southwest Power Pool.

Ross' decision against running for governor upends the gubernatorial race, with Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe unable to run again because of term limits. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is the other Democrat widely expected to run for the office.