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story.lead_photo.caption FILE - This combination of file photos shows Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, left, and Democrat Jared Henderson, his challenger for the governor's seat in the November 2018 election. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Democrats say they're halting radio ads promoting the party's nominee for governor after Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson complained they violated campaign finance limits.

A state party spokesman said Wednesday they party is suspending further runs of the ad supporting Democratic nominee Jared Henderson, who's trying to unseat Hutchinson.

Earlier Wednesday, Hutchinson said in a letter to the party that its roughly $15,000 ad buy exceeds contribution limits and asked that they be pulled down. Hutchinson's campaign says that since it expressly advocates for Henderson's election, the ad is subject to a $2,700 limit as a nonmonetary contribution.

The party's ads tout Henderson's proposals to deny public pensions to convicted legislators and strengthen the state Ethics Commission.

Read Thursday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.


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  • UoABarefootPhdFICYMCA
    October 17, 2018 at 4:34 p.m.

    We dont deny pension to convicted ex-legist's?

    Yeah, when Republicans tell you they have things well in control and then hand you a bunch of numbers you should know buy now they are full of shhh.

  • JA40
    October 17, 2018 at 6:44 p.m.

    Poor Asa.

  • 0boxerssuddenlinknet
    October 17, 2018 at 8:14 p.m.

    So is our governor legally correct or not ? Guess he is or te dems wouldn't be pulling the illegal campaign ads. Apparently you can never trust a democrat. our state has learned that lesson well.