Ark. Democratic Party issues statement on Darr

LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A spokeswoman for the Democratic Party of Arkansas says Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's withdrawal from the 4th District congressional race is "appropriate"

Candace Martin says it's up to Darr to determine whether resignation or further action is needed before the ethics commission investigation is complete.

Darr, a Republican, said Thursday that he was dropping out of the race to represent south Arkansas in Congress amid ethics questions over his campaign finance reports.

The decision came less than three weeks after Darr announced he was seeking the 4th District seat, hoping to replace incumbent Tom Cotton.

Cotton, a Republican, is challenging Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor next year.

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