Thursday, August 29, 2013

Darr Canceling Congressional Bid

By Roby Brock: Lt. Gov. Mark Darr (R) says he will no longer be a candidate for the U.S. Congress, District 4 seat.

In a statement released to Talk Business Arkansas this morning, Darr said:
Lt. Gov. Mark Darr (R) says he will no longer be a candidate for the U.S. Congress, District 4 seat.

In a statement released to Talk Business Arkansas this morning, Darr said:

“After careful thought and deliberation, I will not be seeking the Fourth District position in the United States Congress.

I feel that my priority needs to be focused on my family and sometimes trying to achieve titles gets in the way of that.

I look forward to serving out my current term as Lt. Governor and helping my friends get elected or re-elected should they desire my assistance.

I have made many friends across this state.. . young and old. .. Democrats and Republicans and for their unwavering support I am humbled.”
Darr’s campaign was consumed last week after Matt Campbell with the Blue Hog Report blog reported on discrepancies and expenses in Darr’s campaign finance reports related to campaign debt from his Lt. Governor’s race.

Darr wound up self-reporting items to the Arkansas Ethics Commission and is in the process of amending his campaign expenditure records.

Darr’s exit from the Fourth Congressional District race leaves House Majority Leader Rep. Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) and businessman Tommy Moll as the only two GOP candidates in the field. Democrat Janis Percefull has also announced for the seat.

Rep. Westerman issued a statement this morning:

“I thank Lt. Governor Darr and his family for their continued service to the people of Arkansas. I salute him for being an important part of the historic 2010 election that started our state down the path of common-sense conservative government–a path we must continue to move forward upon in order to create a brighter future for our state.

“I will continue my campaign to fight the unfair, top-down government of President Obama and change it into one that treats us fairly, doesn’t pick winners and losers, no longer ties the hands of state government, lives within its means, and creates an environment where we can grow good-paying jobs for Arkansas workers.” . . . [Read More]

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1 comment:

Frank Fusco said...

Another shoe is going to drop in this situation. Stand by.