Skip to comments.[Arkansas Republican Tim] Griffin named to Ways and Means Committee
Posted on 11/30/2012 5:33:20 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Rep. Tim Griffin, an Arkansas Republican, was named Friday to the powerful U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, a move that he says rules out a run for governor or the Senate in 2014.
The panel announced that Griffin, who represents central Arkansas' 2nd District, was among four new Republican members. It is the chief tax-writing committee and members are not allowed to serve on other committees unless they receive a waiver from congressional leaders.
Griffin is the first congressman from Arkansas to serve on the panel since 1992 and the first Republican from the state.
"Being on the Ways and Means Committee is one of the best jobs in Washington," Griffin said. "I think it's great news for my constituents and great news for all of Arkansas."
Absolutely. It’s a shame that she didn’t win the primary in 2010—she’s be a conservative superstar right now, the congresswoman that no liberal would want to debate on TV.
Something of note, while Ted Stevens did have a dem opponent (who got only 10%, I guess the guy was a crackpot or something) in 2002 he took 78% and went on to lose in 2008. Pryor got 79% against the Green in his last election. I suppose I would voted for the Green.
I am more concerned with beating Pryor than possibly losing a House seat so I'm not as happy to see one our the strongest possible candidates decline.
Oh well, there are others who can do the job.