Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin was running for governor until Sarah Huckabee Sanders entered the race. However, Griffin is now changing course on how he wants to serve the people of Arkansas. While announcing he was dropping out of the gubernatorial race he also announced his candidacy for Arkansas Attorney General.
Fox News reports:
“Since announcing my campaign for governor last year, I’ve been overwhelmed by the incredible support I have received from all corners of the state,” Griffin said in a statement on Monday. “While I believe Arkansans are ready for my message of bold, conservative leadership, my conversations with friends and supporters have persuaded me that at this time, I can do more for Arkansas in a different capacity.”
“Today I am announcing my campaign for Attorney General of Arkansas. We need an Attorney General who will back law enforcement, stand for law and order by cracking down on crime and corruption, and fight the liberal agenda of the Biden/Harris Administration in court,” he continued.
Former President Trump endorsed Sanders shortly after her announcement, saying she will “always fight” for the people of the state and “do what is right.”
“Sarah is strong on Borders, tough on Crime, and fully supports the Second Amendment and our great law enforcement officers,” Trump said in a statement. “Sarah will be a GREAT Governor, and she has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Sanders praised Griffin in an online statement saying she looked forward to working with him.
“Tim Griffin has been a strong voice for Arkansas and I look forward to working with him to unite our party and make our state better. I wish Tim and his family the very best,” Sanders wrote.