State Auditor Phil Bryant confirms that he is running for lieutenant governor.
Bryant, a Republican, is making it official in a series of stops across the state.
Over the past year Bryant had been hinting at running for the position.
Republican State Sen. Charlie Ross and Democratic State Rep. Jamie Franks have also announced their intentions to run for the state's No. 2 post.
Incumbent Republican Amy Tuck is ineligible to seek reelection because of term limits.