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Attorney General Leslie Rutledge wins GOP primary for lieutenant governor



Little Rock, Arkansas – According to Talk Business & Politics’ Roby Brock, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge beat out a crowded field of contenders for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor Tuesday night.

Rutledge went up against several well-known candidates in her party including state Sen. Jason Rapert, Greg Bledsoe, Judge Joseph Wood, Chris Bequette, and Doyle Webb.

On Nov. 4, 2014, Rutledge was elected as the 56th Attorney General of Arkansas.

Rutledge is a seventh-generation Arkansan, according to the website of the attorney general. She is a former prosecutor, and her law practice focused on administrative law, state and local government, and election law.

As AG, Rutledge has focused on “educating Arkansans on consumer protection, internet safely, and dating violence; leading efforts to combat the opioid epidemic; supporting military and veteran families, and making the office a top law firm in the state.”

During the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 8., Rutledge will face Democrat Kelly Krout and Libertarian Frank Gilbert.