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7:51 am
Wed January 1, 2014

State GOP: Darr Should Quit If Charged Criminally

The chairman of the Arkansas Republican Party says Lt. Gov. Mark Darr is working to rebuild trust with the voters after admitting he was at fault in 11 campaign spending citations.

GOP Chairman Doyle Webb issued a statement Tuesday saying the party would call for Darr to leave office if he winds up facing criminal charges.

Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, is calling for Darr to leave office. Darr says through a spokeswoman that he has no intention of quitting.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson says a prosecutor should review whether Darr broke the law. Curtis Coleman, who is also running for the GOP nomination for governor, says Darr should resign.

Republicans in the state congressional delegation unanimously called for Darr to leave office.