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February 17, 2014

Congressman Rick Crawford Endorses Congressman Tim Griffin for Lieutenant Governor

Praises Griffin’s “thoughtful leadership” at Jonesboro press conference


JONESBORO – At a press conference in Jonesboro today, Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01) officially endorsed Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-02) in the race for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor:

“I’ve had the pleasure of working alongside Tim for the last several years and have seen first hand his ability to be a leader of and advocate for conservative principles like smaller government, fiscal restraint and responsibility, and the sanctity of life,” said Crawford. “Tim continues to stand up against President Obama’s misguided policies like higher taxes and Obamacare. I believe that Tim’s thoughtful leadership combined with his first hand experience as an accomplished legislator will serve every Arkansan well as the next Lieutenant Governor for the State of Arkansas.”

“I’m honored to have Rick’s endorsement in this race and the support of so many folks in Northeast Arkansas,” said Griffin. “I’m excited about the opportunity to continue in public service. I look forward to traveling all over our state and talking with more and more Arkansans about what we can accomplish together.”

About Congressman Tim Griffin

Congressman Tim Griffin was re-elected as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 6, 2012.  For the 113th Congress, he is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as an Assistant Whip for the majority.  In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University.  He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 17 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush.  Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.

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