Lt. Gov. Griffin endorses governor, says government transformation could save millions
LITTLE ROCK (TALK BUSINESS & POLITICS) -- Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin on Tuesday (April 3) endorsed Gov. Asa Hutchinson in his bid for re-election against Republican primary challenger Jan Morgan.
“I’m going to be supporting the Governor, no question. Look, I think what he’s doing on this transformation stuff is, first of all, it’s my passion, and I am so excited that he’s aggressively pursuing this. [I’m] absolutely supporting the governor,” Griffin said in a Talk Business & Politics Daily interview.
Morgan had closely aligned herself with Griffin in a recent interview stating that she would let the Lt. Governor “out of the attic.” Griffin said he has not been “hiding in the attic” and was thankful that Hutchinson had let him play a large role in his administration from initiatives involving Common Core, Department of Human Services efficiencies, military affairs, and overall state government transformation.
“Look, I’ve met Ms. Morgan on several occasions, talked with her. She’s been nothing but kind and gracious to me. Look, the Governor has utilized me extensively. In fact, the Governor has asked me to assist on what I see are some of the biggest challenges that Arkansas has,” Griffin said.