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Arkansas governor candidate halts gun promotion fundraiser

Jan Morgan (Source: Arkansas Secretary of State website) Jan Morgan (Source: Arkansas Secretary of State website)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A Republican gubernatorial candidate in Arkansas says her campaign has temporarily suspended a "gun giveaway promotion" for contributions and will resolve questions about its legality.
    
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the suspension of Jan Morgan's promotion came a day after former state Rep. Nate Bell alleged Morgan's campaign was conducting illegal raffles to raise campaign funds.
    
Bell, whose wife is the aide to Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson, says the Arkansas Constitution bans all lotteries except for certain narrow exemptions and that none of the exemptions allow for political use to benefit a candidate.
    
Morgan says her campaign is looking into whether any actions that have been taken are prohibited under campaign finance laws and rules.
    
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Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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