Arkansas Rep. Tim Griffin to retire in 2014
By Justin Haas
Little Rock, Arkansas: Representative Tim Griffin, the Republican representative for Arkansas's 2nd Congressional District, announced that he will not be seeking re-election to the seat in 2014, citing a desire to spend more time with family.
Griffin said, "It has been an agonizing and difficult decision involving much prayer, thought and discussion. We have decided that now is the time for me to focus intently on my top priority, my family, as Elizabeth and I raise our two young children." He went on, "To that end, I will not seek re-election to a third term. I will complete my second term, but I have made no decision as to my plans after Congress except that I will continue in public service, including as a lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserve."
Griffin is currently in his second term. With his exit, Democrats will be looking to retake control of the seat, which they lost in 2010.