Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel admitted Tuesday to an “inappropriate” relationship with attorney Andrea Davis the Washington Post reports.
McDaniel came clean after court files from Davis’ custody battle revealed her connection to the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial candidate.
“With respect to Ms. Davis, I met her during the 2010 campaign. I had limited interaction with her in 2011, some of which I regret to say was inappropriate. I have no knowledge of the other allegations contained in this pleading,” McDaniel said in a statement.
He has been married to his second wife, Bobbi, since 2009 but met Davis during his 2010 reelection campaign.
“My wife Bobbi and I love each other very much,” McDaniel added. “I have been candid with her about this matter, and with much prayer, we have moved on with our life together. I hope the people of Arkansas will also accept my apology and know how honored I am to work for them every day."
McDaniel has already raised more than $1 million for his governor bid and does not plan on dropping out.