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Gov. Beebe Calls For Lt. Gov Darr Resignation

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe called on Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr to resign Tuesday amid an $11,000 ethics violation.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe called on Lieutenant Governor Mark Darr to resign Tuesday amid an $11,000 ethics violation.

"I think it's in everybody's best interest including Mr Darr if he resign," Beebe says.

Beebe described his phone call with Darr, in which the lieutenant governor indicated he would not resign, as "short and sweet Tuesday morning.

"I said something to the effect well that's disappointing," Beebe says.  "He knew where I was coming from."

Darr, a Republican elected in 2010, accepted responsibility on Monday for eleven violations of state law regarding misuse of campaign and taxpayer money.

The Arkansas Ethics Commission also issued a letter of reprimand Tuesday against Darr, the strongest sanction available.

Darr told KARK Tuesday he plans to complete his term that ends in January 2015.

"The mistakes I made have been well documented," Darr says "My focus now is on making things right with the people of Arkansas."

All five members of Arkansas's Republican congressional delegation also called on Darr to step aside.

"As elected officials, we are keepers of the public trust. We are bound by a very strict code of conduct that is the basis of that trust," the statement reads. "Based on Lt. Governor Darr's own admissions, it is clear he has violated that trust, and he should step down immediately for the good of our state."
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