Ethics complaint against AR Gov. moves forward

Ethics complaint against AR Gov. moves forward

(KAIT) - The Arkansas Ethics Commission moves forward with a complaint against Governor Asa Hutchinson.

The complaint is over campaign law violations.

According to Region 8 News partner Talk Business and Politics, Attorney Matt Campbell filed the complaint.

He alleges Hutchinson violated campaign laws when he appeared at two campaign events for a state Senator.

Arkansas law prohibits it.

The offense is a misdemeanor and could result in Hutchinson's removal from office.

Campbell's complaint comes after he filed similar complaints against Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and State Treasurer Denis Milligan.

In a statement, Hutchinson's Spokesman J.R. Davis dispute's the claim saying governors campaigning for others is nothing new.

Davis hopes the commission applies that logic and history to campaign laws.

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