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Saline clerk Milligan is GOP nominee for treasurer

By The Associated Press

This article was published May 20, 2014 at 11:50 p.m.

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Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan

A former head of the Arkansas Republican Party will be the GOP nominee for Arkansas treasurer in the fall.

Saline County Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan defeated state Rep. Duncan Baird on Tuesday. At 11:47 p.m. with 2,361 of 2,459 precincts reporting, Milligan had 84,992 votes, or 54 percent, to Baird's 73,831 votes, or 46 percent.

Milligan will face Democratic candidate Karen Sealy Garcia and Libertarian nominee Chris Hayes in the November election.

The state's former treasurer, Martha Shoffner, was convicted this year on bribery and extortion charges. Milligan and Baird each said they were the better candidate to overhaul the office, which receives deposits from state agencies, invests excess state funds and distributes tax revenue back to local governments.

Milligan is a former state Republican Party chairman and has been Saline County circuit clerk since 2009. Baird joined the legislature that year and is co-chairman of the Joint Budget Committee.

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jkc78 says... May 21, 2014 at 8:05 a.m.

I guess Arkansas didn't learn much the last time we elected an unqualified person for the treasurer's office. Unbelievable.

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conritwng says... May 21, 2014 at 8:42 a.m.

Arkansans are not the most informed voters I have ever seen, nor do they have good memories

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nwar says... May 21, 2014 at 9:02 a.m.

Unbelievable! Why would people vote for this jerk????

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