Lottery Campaign Pulls in $7K Last Month

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A campaign to create a state-run lottery says it has more than $55,000 in the bank and has raised more than $570,000.

Hope for Arkansas said in campaign finance reports filed Tuesday that it raised $7,000 last month and spent $21,121 on behalf of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter's proposed amendment to create a state-run lottery. The campaign has raised $570,917 total and has $55,765 in cash on hand.

A conservative group has asked the state Supreme Court to remove the proposed constitutional amendment from the Nov. 4 ballot.

Halter is on the Arkansas State University campus in Jonesboro this afternoon to promote his proposal.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)