US Rep. Tim Griffin Running for Lieutenant Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press  on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 10:05 am  

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin (R - Ark.)

Hobbs voted against the program last year, while Mayberry supported it. Arkansas lawmakers are weighing whether to reauthorize the program, which has extended private health coverage to more than 87,000 people.

Griffin vowed to cut the office's spending and reduce the number of staff. Griffin also announced that Lisenne Rockefeller, the widow of the late Lt. Gov. Win Rockefeller, would serve as his campaign chairwoman.

Griffin was named to the House Ways and Means Committee in late 2012, becoming the first Republican from Arkansas to serve on the tax-writing panel. At the time, Griffin said he wouldn't run for Arkansas governor or the U.S. Senate because of the appointment.

Griffin is a former interim U.S. attorney who's also worked in the White House Office of Political Affairs.

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