GOP Rep. Tim Griffin won't run for 3rd termOctober 21, 2013 @ 7:04 am
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin says he won't seek a third term representing central Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Griffin said Monday that he decided not to run again so he can spend more time with his two young children. The unexpected announcement came just days after Griffin said he'd raised more than $208,000 for his re-election bid in the third quarter.
Griffin says he'll serve out his remaining term but has made no decisions about his plans after that.
In November, Griffin was named to the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, 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.
(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
The Seattle Police Department is holding its first-ever "hackathon" with 35 tech experts
'It Was My Turn'
K.J. Wright has signed a $27 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.