Gwatney's Widow to Take His Place at DNC

LITTLE ROCK, AR - The widow of slain state Democratic Party Chairman Bill Gwatney will fill his spot at the Democratic National Convention in Denver next week.

Gov. Mike Beebe said today that party leaders asked Rebecca Gwatney to fill the vacancy left in the state's deregulation when her husband was killed at party headquarters last week.

Bill Gwatney, who would have turned 49 during the convention, had supported Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential bid after Arkansas' primary but switched his support to Sen. Barack Obama when Clinton left the race.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)