by The Associated Press
11:22 AM CST, January 8, 2013
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dustin McDaniel says no litigation handled by his office was compromised and denies any rules were violated by his extramarital relationship with an attorney from Hot Springs.
McDaniel spoke to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since admitting on Dec. 18 to an extramarital relationship with attorney Andrea Davis of Hot Springs. Davis was an attorney in five cases that were defended by McDaniel's office.
McDaniel apologized for the relationship, but declined to offer specifics on the nature of his interactions with Davis. McDaniel has been married since 2009 and said he met Davis during his 2010 re-election campaign.
McDaniel, the only announced Democratic candidate for governor, said he's committed to moving forward with his campaign for the state's top spot.