Arkansas lieutenant governor drops bid for 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,” he said.

He also said he plans on finishing his current term as lieutenant governor.

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Darr’s decision to exit the race comes amid recent revelations that he filed some transactions on campaign finance reports incorrectly from his race for the office he currently holds.

“There were some mistakes made, and I am working hard to correct each and every one of them,” he said to Talk Business last week. “I am committed to reporting all errors found during this review and will make any necessary corrections.”

Talk Business found the occupations for listed contributors to his 2010 campaign were deemed “unknown,” and there were no cumulative totals for people who donated previously.

Army veteran Rep. Tom Cotton (R), who was elected in November 2012, currently occupies the seat in Congress. However, he entered the 2014 race for Senate earlier this month, challenging incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark).

Bruce Westerman, who is the House majority leader in the state legislature, and Tommy Moll are the two remaining candidates in the GOP field.

Darr is now in the process of amending his campaign expenditures.

Earlier in his term, he signed the Arkansas Financial Transparency Act, which is basically an online checkbook for the state.

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