Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Lt. Governor Tim Griffin in his bid for Arkansas Attorney General.
Trump issued the following statement on Friday (March 5), saying Griffin was his choice in the 2022 race.
“Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, who is running for Attorney General, is a highly respected Army Veteran who will always fight for the great people of Arkansas. Tim will be tough on Crime, defend our Second Amendment, loves our Military and our Vets, and will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the brave Men and Women of Law Enforcement. Tim Griffin has my Complete and Total Endorsement!”
Griffin was seeking the Arkansas governor’s seat, but pivoted to the AG’s race in early February. His exit left two candidates in the GOP field for governor — AG Leslie Rutledge and former Trump White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“I am honored to have President Trump’s support in the race for Attorney General,” Griffin wrote in an email Friday. “I have always admired President Trump’s determination to follow through on the conservative promises he made, especially nominating judges who understand their role is to interpret the law not make it. As Arkansas’s Attorney General, I will bring that same determination to defending our Constitution, standing up for our brave law enforcement officers, and fighting crime and corruption without fear or favor.”
Trump formally endorsed Sanders in late January calling her “a warrior who will always fight for the people of Arkansas and do what is right, not what is politically correct.”
Griffin has amassed several other endorsements in his bid for Attorney General, including South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem, Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita, Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, and former Trump campaign managers Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.
Attorney Leon Jones, a Republican, is the only other candidate who has announced for AG in 2022.