“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.

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 CottonThomas (Tom) Bryant CottonOvernight Health Care: House passes .3T omnibus | Bill boosts funds for NIH, opioid treatment | Senators spar over ObamaCare fix | 'Right to Try' bill heads to the Senate Overnight Regulation: Omnibus includes deal on tip-pooling rule | Groups sue over rules for organic livestock | AT&T, DOJ make opening arguments in merger trial GOP senators push tougher sentencing for synthetic opioid MORE (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 PryorMark Lunsford PryorMedicaid rollback looms for GOP senators in 2020 Cotton pitches anti-Democrat message to SC delegation Ex-Sen. Kay Hagan joins lobby firm MORE (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.