Campaign 2010

May 26, 2010

Washington Insider Won Republican Nomination in Arkansas 2nd District

One week ago, Arkansas Republican primary voters selected the ultimate DC Insider and disgraced former US Attorney Tim Griffin (R-Washington, DC) to be their nominee for Congress in Arkansas’s 2nd District. Griffin’s primary opponent had significant support of Arkansas figures including former Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt, former Arkansas First Lady Gay White and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. Griffin is a former Research Director at the Republican National Committee and served as a Deputy to famed DC political guru Karl Rove.

FLASHBACK: Scott Wallace on Tim Griffin

"National Republicans are backing Griffin, who was an acolyte of Karl Rove, the White House political director under George W. Bush. Leading Arkansas Republicans like former Gov. Mike Huckabee and former U. S. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt support Wallace." [Arkansas Leader, 2/15/10]

Republican congressional candidate Scott Wallace on Wednesday suggested that his GOP rival is a Washington insider backed by the party’s establishment to be the party’s nominee in the 2nd District. [Arkansas Online, 4/22/10]

"We do not need DC or special interest money to influence our primary elections. We must base our decisions on our hometown values, principles, and character that we stand on and live our lives by every day." [Endorsement of Scott Wallace by Todd Sharp, TEA Party Leader]

"The best way to have a Republican representing Arkansas’s 2nd District is to have a candidate who has deep roots in the district and who has lived here, been educated here, run businesses and employed people here, raised a family here and has long standing ties and investments here," Huckabee said in a statement. "I believe Scott’s personal experience in real-world business and his deep ties to the district make him the strongest candidate for November."  [POLITICO, 4/1/10]

Scott Wallace is the Republican candidate who can win in Arkansas’s 2nd District. He is not a career politician with past decisions and mistakes to haunt him. […] Tim Griffin is only further enmeshing himself in DC money and DC obligations! Do the people of Arkansas want a Representative in Congress who owes the insiders who got him there? […]  Arkansas, do you want more of the same in DC? Or are you ready for a representative who is truly committed to serving the people of Arkansas?" [Scott Wallace for Congress, 3/26/10; 3/31/10; 4/22/10]

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