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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr is leaving office, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who threatened his impeachment over ethics violations.
 
Darr announced in a statement Friday evening that he will resign effective Feb. 1.

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The Ethics Commission last month fined Darr $11,000, saying it found probable cause he misspent campaign funds and failed to keep accurate records. The lieutenant governor said he didn't believe he intentionally took money he was not owed.
 
Last August, Darr quit a race for a south Arkansas congressional seat after he was accused of misspending.
 
According to reviews of his finances, state officials said Darr made personal use of more than $30,000 of his campaign funds and improperly spent $3,500 on his state credit card.

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