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Griffin to retire

posted at 2:37 pm on October 21, 2013 by

I’ve had Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AR) on my show a couple of times, and looked forward to watching him work in the House for more than a couple of terms. However, family issues have pushed him to retire after this term, according to CBS:

An Arkansas news outlet says Rep. Tim Griffin, a Republican who represents the second congressional district, will not seek reelection in 2014 after only two terms in the House.

Griffin cited family responsibilities in a statement to Talk Business Arkansas. “God has blessed me with a wonderful wife, Elizabeth, and two precious children, and for several months Elizabeth and I have been discussing whether to seek a third term in Congress, especially considering the formative ages of Mary Katherine and John. It has been an agonizing and difficult decision involving much prayer, thought and discussion. We have decided that now is the time for me to focus intently on my top priority, my family, as Elizabeth and I raise our two young children,” he said.

Griffin will continue as a Lt. Colonel in the Army Reserve and wants to work in “public service,” but apparently wants to be closer to home.  Best of luck to Rep. Griffin.

For those who wonder, AR-02 is ranked by the Rothenberg Report as “safe Republican.”  Cook has it as R+8 according to the district’s Wikipedia entry and Romney won by 12 last November.

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An Arkansas news outlet says Rep. Tim Griffin, a Republican who represents the second congressional district, will not seek reelection in 2014 after only two terms in the House.

I’m sure CBS is shocked anyone in DC wouldn’t stay for life, ala John Dingell.

Bitter Clinger on October 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Tired of the Stars War bar party scene. Good move to go back to reality.

DanMan on October 21, 2013 at 3:50 PM

He’s going back to Arkansas DanMan. Reality? :)

guido911 on October 21, 2013 at 7:20 PM

For those who wonder, AR-02 is ranked by the Rothenberg Report as “safe Republican.” Cook has it as R+8 according to the district’s Wikipedia entry and Romney won by 12 last November.

Really? The leftist liberal dem import from Oregon Vic Snyder was our Rep. for the previous 7 terms (97-11). Ray Thorton, dem, was our Rep. for the 3 terms before that (91 – 97). Ed, you sure that those reports weren’t from the Turd Blossom’s people?

We’ll see who runs…

Gohawgs on October 22, 2013 at 1:21 AM

How very selfish of him. sarc/

cat-scratch on October 22, 2013 at 10:09 AM