(ARKANSASBUSINESS) — LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday called on Lt. Gov. Mark Darr to resign over ethics commission findings that Darr likely violated Arkansas campaign spending rules 11 times since 2010.

The Democratic governor’s request for his Republican second-in-command to step down came a day after Darr agreed to pay $11,000 in fines to settle complaints that he misspent campaign cash and failed to keep adequate records.

“I think it’s in everyone’s best interest, including Mr. Darr, if he resign,” Beebe said.

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