Oark, AR- Today State Senator Bob Ballinger received the full endorsement of Representative Keith Slape (R- Compton), a former Newton County sheriff and candidate for State Senate District 28. Rep. Slape finished in a strong third place in the May 24th primary for State Senate behind Senator Bob Ballinger & his opponent in the runoff. Slape issued the following statement on his endorsement of Senator Ballinger: “Senator Bob Ballinger has been a proven conservative voice who has fought to lower taxes, protect our rights, back the blue, and stand up to woke activists. I am proud to endorse Bob in the runoff and hope that voters will join me in voting for the consistent conservative in the race.” Senator Ballinger said in response to the endorsement: “Representative Keith Slape has been a dedicated public servant his entire career as a law enforcement officer and now as a representative of our conservative values. I am humbled by his support for our campaign and look forward to continuing working with Keith as your State Senator to make our communities better.” Senator Ballinger currently serves Senate District 5 and is in a runoff election for the newly drawn Senate District 28 which includes parts of Boone, Newton, Johnson, and Franklin counties as well as all of Carroll and Madison counties. Senator Ballinger is in his first term in the State Senate after serving three terms in the State House. The Republican runoff election is June 21st and early voting begins June 14th .