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Lawmaker Questions AG Staffer's Work on Beebe Campaign

JANUARY 31, 2006 - Posted at 3:09 p.m. CST

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A state legislator is questioning whether Attorney General Mike Beebe's chief of staff's work on Beebe's gubernatorial bid is diverting state resources to a political campaign.  Representative Mark Martin of Prarie Grove sent a letter to three legislative panels questioning Ruth Whitney's work on Beebe's campaign.  Beebe, a Democrat, is seeking his party's nomination for governor.

Martin says his first concern is that the work of the people comes before political considerations.  Martin questioned whether Whitney should be allowed to work part-time on Beebe's campaign while reducing her hours in the attorney general's office.

Matt DeCample, a spokesman for Beebe, says Whitney has reduced her workload to 30 hours a week in order to work on Beebe's campaign and her salary also was reduced, accordingly.  Whitney declined to comment.

Zac Wright, a spokesman for Beebe's campaign, said Whitney's reduction in pay and hours was the best way to avoid a conflict between her two jobs.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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