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6:48 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Arkansas GOP's Attorney General Nominee Speaking At Governor's Mansion

Republican Attorney General nominee Leslie Rutledge is scheduled to talk about her candidacy to members of the Political Animals Club. Rutledge is to speak to the group Wednesday at a luncheon at the governor's mansion in Little Rock.

She's a former attorney for former Gov. Mike Huckabee and the Republican National Committee who won the GOP nomination for the post in a runoff election in June. Rutledge is running against Democratic nominee and state Rep. Nate Steel, who won his party's nomination without opposition in the May primary.

Rutledge has been running primarily on a vow to use the office to fight what she calls "overreach" by the federal government.

The two are running to succeed Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, who is serving his last year in office.