Arkansas Democrats’ chairman stepping down to head super PAC

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FILE – Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Michael John Gray speaks at a news conference at the state Democratic Party headquarters in Little Rock, Ark. on Nov. 25, 2019. Gray said Monday, Aug. 9, 2021, that he would resign to head a super PAC targeting former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ bid for governor. (AP Photo/Andrew Demillo, File)

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Democratic Party chairman is resigning to head a super PAC targeting former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ bid for governor.

Michael John Gray announced Monday that he was stepping down effective Sept. 1.

Gray will become the executive director of Liberty and Justice for Arkansas, which launched in June with a digital ad opposing Sanders’ bid for governor.

Gray is a former state representative who has served as party chairman since April 2017.

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