Congressman Griffin Talks Win on KNWA Today

Published 05/21 2014 09:24AM

Updated 05/21 2014 09:30AM

Three Republicans faced off last night in the primary for lieutenant governor. Those candidates were Congressman Tim Griffin, State Representative Debra Hobbs and State Representative Andy Mayberry.

In the end, it wasn't even close. Griffin is moving on to the November elections with 64 percent of the vote, far exceeding the 50 percent threshold needed to avoid a primary. A watch party for the congressman celebrated the victory Tuesday night at in Little Rock, but Griffin was noticeably absent from the event.

He had good reason, though.

Griffin is the definition of "multi-tasking" as he balances his congressional duties -- votes in Tuesday night's case -- with his campaign for lieutenant governor. He did manage to deliver a victory speech Tuesday night over Skype from Capitol Hill saying his victory is an indication of what voters want to see.

He also made time for KNWA Today Wednesday morning from D.C. Check out the entire interview above.

Griffin will face Democrat John Burkhalter, who ran unopposed for his party's nomination.

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