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— Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has repeated his opposition to challenging the federal health overhaul in court after meeting with incoming Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.

McDaniel on Friday met with Darr, a Republican who won in November’s election after vowing to challenge the health overhaul in court. Darr says he’d file a lawsuit as an individual if McDaniel didn’t file one on behalf of the state.

McDaniel said Friday that Arkansas doesn’t need to spend money by officially joining any of the lawsuits challenging the overhaul. McDaniel said he met with Darr to brief him on the health-care challenges that have been filed in other states.

Darr takes office in January. McDaniel, a Democrat, was re-elected to a second term in November.


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  • lazybar
    December 17, 2010 at 4:16 p.m.

    he needs to see what the voters want and follow thier ideas not his own.

  • Anon74
    December 17, 2010 at 4:57 p.m.

    @lazybar - Don't you know that the voters are too stupid to know what they want? That's why elitist politicians are elected, so they can TELL you what you want.


  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    December 17, 2010 at 5:02 p.m.

    Well, there goes our tourism dollars.

  • JakeTidmore
    December 17, 2010 at 5:35 p.m.

    Take care of the rich & stab the working man and his family in the back. Wages have been stagnant for more than 30 years, the rich get richer, the middle class gets poorer, the economy is stagnant because fewer people have the money in their hands to be consumers, and we're being sent on a wild goose chase called deficit reduction.

    Talk about having the cart before the horse. Worse yet, Republicans want to take the wheels off the cart and cripple the horse.

  • HealedMultipleMyeloma
    December 17, 2010 at 7:38 p.m.

    We will remove you next election, McDaniel.

  • Opine
    December 17, 2010 at 8:45 p.m.

    The Ark AG also refused to make a move when alerted to illegal immigrant
    activity that injured an ARK resident stating that was Federal turf not ARK business!!!!!!!!!!!Now this, refusing to represent the peoples vote. He can start NOW - looking for another place he can get a pay check.

  • JakeTidmore
    December 17, 2010 at 9:35 p.m.

    Nothing like telling the AG to break the law or waste taxpayer money. Typical Arkansas.

  • sspiano12140656
    December 17, 2010 at 10:53 p.m.

    What a lot of voters don't recognize is that the law in the USA is established to protect the constitutional rights of citizens who may be in the minority in terms of the populace. Just because you share beliefs with the majority of the voting population doesn't make you right, legally.

  • lazybar
    December 18, 2010 at 10:09 a.m.

    jake if you were actually in the class of people who pay taxes you would be complaining and although i`m insured i believe it should be ones choice not the governments.
    waste taxpayer money?providing bailouts and insurance for ones to lazy to work are waste of taxpayer money.

  • lazybar
    December 18, 2010 at 10:24 a.m.

    if you are here illegally you should not have the same rights as those here legally.if you are a citizen,you do have rights but it should not be a right for the more kids you have the more you are allowed to take away from my family