Hurdle to Griffin’s Senate Bid: Few GOP Voters in Arkansas
Mary Jacoby | April 26, 2009 8:48 pm
Tim Griffin, the former Karl Rove aide who played a starring role in the U.S. Attorneys firing scandal, is mulling a bid for the Republican nomination against Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D) next year. But at a Republican Party fundraiser in Bauxite, Ark., Griffin said:
“There aren’t enough Republicans in the state to get us elected. It’s just a fact, it’s a numbers game.” His solution: aim for conservative Democrats. “Whoever we choose as our nominee to run against her must appeal to conservatives, regardless of party.”
Tim Griffin (USDOJ.gov)
Griffin is a former Republican National Committee operative and White House aide to Bush political advisor Karl Rove. Emails and other evidence showed he manuevered
to be appointed interim U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Arkansas, replacing fired U.S. Attorney Bud Cummins
. Amid controversy, Griffin was never confirmed by the Senate and stepped down after six months.