The race for Arkansas Secretary of State may have gotten a little less crowded.
David Orr, who was chosen as the Green Party of Arkansas nominee for Secretary of State, no longer appears on the slate of candidates, according to the party’s web site.
An online web site called The Green Papers, which touts itself as a source for Green Party news, also has Orr’s name scratched off its list of candidates.
Messages left with Orr and various contacts for the Green Party of Arkansas have not been returned.
Secretary of State Charlie Daniel’s office confirms that a Political Practices Pledge for Orr is not on file, but other Green Party candidates seeking state and federal office have filed the appropriate paperwork. Orr still has two more business days to file if he remains a candidate.
UPDATE: Mark Swaney, an official with the Green Party of Arkansas, tells Talk Business that Orr "is not going to be a candidate" for Secretary of State.
Swaney said Orr missed a party deadline to get paperwork turned in to the state and therefore would not be running.