Matt referenced in the New York Times regarding Lt. Gov. Mark Darr’s use of campaign funds.

Lt. Gov. Mark Darr of Arkansas, who said this week that he would settle with his state’s Ethics Commission amid findings that he repeatedly broke campaign finance laws, on Tuesday defied mounting calls for his resignation, including one from Gov. Mike Beebe, and said he intended to remain in office.

“The mistakes I made have been well documented,” Mr. Darr, a Republican who agreed on Monday to pay $11,000 in fines as part of a settlement with the ethics board, said in a statement. “My focus now is on making things right with the people of Arkansas.”

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