Snyder Drops Out of Race; Griffin Clear Frontrunner
By Stephanie Woodrow | January 15, 2022 6:42 pm

Vic Snyder (gov)

Rep. Vic Snyder (D-Ark.) will not run for re-election later this year, clearing the way for Tim Griffin, his Republican opponent and a former Bush administration official who was swept up in the scandal surrounding the 2006 U.S. Attorney firings. Snyder’s decision came hours after a poll showed Griffin leading Snyder by double-digits.

Snyder released the following statement this afternoon:

“I have concluded that these election-year forces are no match for the persuasive and powerful attraction of our three one-year old boys under the leadership of their three-year old brother, and I have decided not to run for re-election. It is the greatest professional honor of my life to represent Arkansas in the U.S. House of Representatives, and I am so grateful to the people of Arkansas to have had this wonderful opportunity.”

It’s unknown if the Democrats will scramble to find someone to seek the nomination; however, they likely will be going up against Griffin, who is gaining name recognition in the district. Two other Republicans — health care project manager David Meeks and restaurant owner Scott Wallace — also are seeking the Republican nomination.

Tim Griffin (Tim Griffin for Congress)

Griffin, a long-time Republican party operative and former assistant to Karl Rove in the George W. Bush White House, was installed as the U.S. Attorney in Little Rock in December 2006 under a controversial provision of the Patriot Act that circumvented Senate confirmation. It later emerged in congressional testimony that Griffin’s predecessor, Bud Cummins, had been ousted in an apparent move to make way for Griffin. Griffin stepped down as U.S. Attorney in June 2007.

Griffin released the following statement after Snyder’s announcement:

“I respect Rep. Snyder’s decision not to seek re-election. I thank him for his many years of service to the nation both in uniform and in Washington. I look forward to continuing a vigorous grassroots campaign on common sense conservative principles, including private-sector job creation, reducing the national debt and market-based health care reform.”

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3 Comments

  1. KFed says:

    Tim Giffin is another FASCIST NEOCON BIG GOVERNMENT shill. Looks like some of the media is receiving payola early in the this med-term election year. Another crony politician pumped into the now corrupt Judicial branch of FEDERAL government.

    Are there no candidates that stand up for the people and the US Constitution left in this country/state?

    Why is it always the USUAL SUSPECTS career lockstep politicians? What the difference between the one party dictatorship of the Communists and the 2 party wings of the same vulture dictatorship in the US? Washington DC, the states, and all 3 branches are infiltrated with cockroaches that spread their propaganda disease on the ignorant, poor, weak, and feeble.

    Read this quote again: “Griffin, a long-time Republican party operative and former assistant to Karl Rove in the George W. Bush White House, was installed as the U.S. Attorney in Little Rock in December 2006 under a controversial provision of the Patriot Act that circumvented Senate confirmation. It later emerged in congressional testimony that Griffin’s predecessor, Bud Cummins, had been ousted in an apparent move to make way for Griffin. Griffin stepped down as U.S. Attorney in June 2007″

  2. mickey says:

    Sounds like another NEOCON!

    Marsha Blackburn Voted FOR:
    Omnibus Appropriations, Special Education, Global AIDS Initiative, Job Training, Unemployment Benefits, Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations, Agriculture Appropriations, U.S.-Singapore Trade, U.S.-Chile Trade, Supplemental Spending for Iraq & Afghanistan, Prescription Drug Benefit, Child Nutrition Programs, Surface Transportation, Job Training and Worker Services, Agriculture Appropriations, Foreign Aid, Vocational/Technical Training, Supplemental Appropriations, UN “Reforms.” Patriot Act Reauthorization, CAFTA, Katrina Hurricane-relief Appropriations, Head Start Funding, Line-item Rescission, Oman Trade Agreement, Military Tribunals, Electronic Surveillance, Head Start Funding, COPS Funding, Funding the REAL ID Act (National ID), Foreign Intelligence Surveillance, Thought Crimes “Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act, Peru Free Trade Agreement, Economic Stimulus, Farm Bill (Veto Override), Warrantless Searches, Employee Verification Program, Body Imaging Screening.

    Marsha Blackburn Voted AGAINST:
    Ban on UN Contributions, eliminate Millennium Challenge Account, WTO Withdrawal, UN Dues Decrease, Defunding the NAIS, Iran Military Operations defunding Iraq Troop Withdrawal, congress authorization of Iran Military Operations.

    Marsha Blackburn is my Congressman.
    See her unconstitutional votes at :
    https://tinyurl.com/qhayna
    Mickey

  3. J. Rowland says:

    Griffin is a douche. Vic Should have been a better Person by not voting for the war and standing up for what is right and he would have been a fine Candidate.

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