by: JonChristopher Collins
Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin drops out of the race for Governor on Monday; he will run for Attorney General.
Griffin said he was persuaded by friends and supporters that he could do more for the state in another capacity.
Griffin exits the race two weeks after former White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said she was seeking the GOP nomination for Governor and was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.
In a statement released by his campaign, Griffin talked about the need for an Attorney General who stands for law and order by working against crime and corruption. Griffin had made a promise to eliminate the state’s income tax; that promise was a focus of his campaign. The decision to run for Attorney General was first reported by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Monday.