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    Lt. Gov. Darr appears before Ethics Commission

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has appeared before the Arkansas Ethics Commission, where he filed a complaint against himself over campaign and office spending.

    Blogger Matt Campbell also filed a complaint against Darr, who attended an Ethics Commission meeting Wednesday.

    The meeting was closed to the public and Darr left afterward without commenting to reporters. Campbell, who attended the closed-door meeting, says Ethics Commission investigators found that Darr improperly spent $44,000 in campaign and office funds.

    The commission is deciding whether there is probable cause that the alleged violations occurred. The panel does not discuss cases until final action is taken.

    A legislative audit released last week showed that Darr misspent more than $12,000 from his office budget on personal items and unapproved travel. Auditors said Darr should repay the money. 

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