Arkansas AG McDaniel Admits to "Inappropriate" "Interaction" With Woman
Arkansas Democratic Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said he had an "inappropriate" "limited interaction" with attorney Andrea Davis, Arkansas Talk Business reports. McDaniel has announced his candidacy for the state's 2014 gubernatorial race and is considered the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination. Arkansas Talk Business:
"With respect to Ms. Davis, I met her during the 2010 campaign," said McDaniel in a statement to Arkansas Talk Business. "I had limited interaction with her in 2011, some of which I regret to say was inappropriate. ... I hope the people of Arkansas will also accept my apology and know how honored I am to work for them everyday."
McDaniel also said he had been "candid" with his wife about it, and "with much prayer, we have moved on with our life together."
McDaniel released an internal poll last week showing him lagging slightly behind former GOP Rep. Asa Hutchinson in a hypothetical gubernatorial matchup. The attorney general announced he intended to run back in June and as of October had raised more than $1 million.