Two-Way: Blue Hog Report's Matt Campbell On Ethics Commission Hearing On Governor's Campaigning

Jul 21, 2016

File photo (2016). Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) speaking to reporters after addressing the Arkansas General Assembly to open a special session on highways.
Credit Jacob Kauffman / KUAR

Governor Asa Hutchinson is the subject of an Arkansas Ethics Commission probable-cause hearing on Friday morning. Attorney and investigative, liberal blogger Matt Campbell of Blue Hog Report lodged the complaint based on law governing when it’s appropriate for elected officials to spend time campaigning. KUAR’s Jacob Kauffman talked with Campbell before the hearing.

In a statement, the governor's spokesman J.R. Davis dismissed Campbell's complaint:

“We believe the complaint is without merit because a governor by both tradition and constitutional right does not abandon his or her rights to campaign just because they are elected. The Governor will not be in attendance.”