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Griffin: Rhoda Comments “Inappropriate” and “Offensive”

Griffin says Rhoda’s decision to resign his position with the Republican Party is the ‘right one’

LITTLE ROCK – Second District Congressman Tim Griffin, candidate for Lieutenant Governor, today released the following statement:

“The Democrat nominee for lieutenant governor should choose his words more carefully: Mr. Rhoda is not and never has been associated with our campaign for lieutenant governor, and his statement is obviously inappropriate, offensive and shows poor judgment.

“Mr. Rhoda’s decision to resign from his position with the Arkansas Republican Party is the right one for him, the Party and Arkansas.”

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.

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.TimGriffinforArkansas.com. Griffin supporters can also follow the campaign on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TGforArkansas and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TimGriffinforArkansas.

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