By BOB MOEN, Associated Press
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ State Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill says she will run for governor in 2014 because the state needs someone to stand up for voters and against what she considers legislative overreach.
Hill announced her intentions on Cheyenne radio station KGAB Thursday morning.
Both Hill and Gov. Matt Mead are Republicans.
Mead hasn't announced his election intentions for 2014. His spokesman says Mead doesn't feel this is the right time to talk election politics with the Legislature in session and urgent work needed at the state Education Department.
Two days earlier, Mead signed into law legislation stripping Hill of most of her power as state superintendent. Hill has filed a lawsuit contesting the legislation.
Hill was elected superintendent in 2010 after beating incumbent Republican Jim McBride in the primary.
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