06/24/2014 05:11 pm ET Updated Jun 25, 2014

Arkansas Republican Official: Hillary Clinton Would 'Probably Get Shot At The State Line'

According to one Republican official, Hillary Clinton shouldn't even think about running for president in Arkansas because she would "probably get shot at the state line."

Johnny Rhoda, chairman of the 2nd Congressional District, made the comment to U.S. News on Tuesday, after being asked what kind of reception the former first lady of Arkansas could expect in the state should she decide to campaign for the White House.

"Nobody has any affection for her. The majority don't," he added.

A recent poll conducted by Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling in Arkansas found Clinton leading every potential Republican challenger except the state's former governor, Mike Huckabee.

The firm attributed Clinton's high standing to her husband, Bill, who was a popular Democratic governor in the state before being elected president.

(h/t TPM)