Posted on September 17th, 2013 12:06 pm
This morning I sent you a short video message about our $10 for Team Tim online fundraising campaign.
In just a few short hours, you have already made this one of my most successful online fundraising campaigns EVER! Supporters from all over Arkansas's 2nd District have stepped up to the plate to send a message to those who want to hand this seat over to a supporter of the Obama-Pelosi agenda.
We obviously did something right, because we were attacked almost immediately by one of Nancy Pelosi's Washington spokesmen, who called it a “desperate, low-quality, sloppy fundraising video,” and said it was “proof” that I’m vulnerable in my re-election.
It’s true we didn’t spend thousands of dollars to make a big Hollywood production. That’s because I’m a good steward of my contributors' support.
If you haven’t joined our $10 for Team Tim online push, now is the time! You can make a secure, online contribution by clicking here.
Also, if you missed the video message that got under the Washington liberal's skin, just click here.
P.S. There's a reason the Pelosi spokesman immediately attacked my effort to raise funds: Pelosi wants to replace me with a reliable vote for her agenda. Help me show them that won't happen in Arkansas by sending our campaign $10 today!
Posted on September 17th, 2013 9:37 am
I’ve prepared a short video message that I need to share with you. Please take a second and watch this video.
Today, we’re kicking off our two-week online fundraising effort called "$10 for Team Tim." Our goal is to get as many supporters to chip in with a $10 contribution before the fundraising deadline on September 30th.
Whether you’re a longtime supporter or a first-time contributor, will you please click here and make a secure $10 online contribution today?
How will your $10 help? I’ll tell you.
1. Help register 4 new GOP voters
P.S. Don't forget -- we're on a tight deadline. September 30th is a crucial deadline and we need to recruit as many $10 contributors as possible. Click here to donate now!
Posted on August 14th, 2013 11:45 am
August 14, 2013
There is some breaking news about my race for Congress that I need to share with you.
Late last week, an internal email from the national Democrats was leaked to a newspaper in Washington. The leaked email contained the Democrat’s list of their top targets for U.S. House races in 2014. This is important because I am on their target list.
I didn't need to see a leaked target list to know I was being targeted. Over the past few weeks, liberal activists have been staging protests at my events, delivering “furlough” notices to my Congressional office, and even sending paid “trackers” to follow me around the 2nd District with a video camera.
I can't afford to sit around and wait to prepare for the fight that's ahead. That's why I need your help now. Please chip in $50, $25, or even $5 to help me gear up for the 2014 election.
Because I'm being targeted, we can't afford to wait. Help me send a strong message to national Democrats now by donating online today.
Thank you for all you do to support me and my campaign.
Sincerely and gratefully,
Posted on August 12th, 2013 8:50 am
Lowe continues as senior advisor
LITTLE ROCK – Second District Congressman Tim Griffin today issued the following statement announcing David Ray as his campaign manager for his 2014 re-election bid:
“David brings high-level national experience with a love and knowledge of Arkansas, and I look forward to working with him as I represent the people of the Second Congressional District who want government to live within its means and create an environment where we can grow good-paying jobs."
Ray served most recently as Communications Director of the Republican Party of Arkansas. His professional experience includes a stint with the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and he has also managed multiple Congressional races, including the campaign of Congressman Tim Huelskamp of Kansas. A Memphis, Tennessee native, Ray graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas in 2007.
Mitchell Lowe will continue to work with the Griffin campaign following his managing of Griffin's successful 2012 re-election. Lowe will serve as a senior advisor to the campaign.
About Congressman Tim Griffin
Congressman Tim Griffin was elected the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District on November 2, 2010. For the 113th Congress, he serves on the House Ways and Means Committee and also serves as an Assistant Whip for the majority.
Griffin is a graduate of Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He is serving in his 17th year as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, holding the rank of lieutenant colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
For more information about the campaign, please visit www.TimGriffinforCongress.com. Griffin supporters can also follow the campaign on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/GriffinCongress and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TimGriffinforCongress.
Posted on July 3rd, 2013 2:29 pm
July 3, 2013
Last night President Obama announced he will postpone for one year the employer mandate in Obamacare that requires employers to provide health insurance or pay a penalty. Even President Obama is starting to realize that the mandates in Obamacare are a "train wreck" waiting to happen, a "train wreck" for hard working Americans trying to grow jobs in a struggling economy and a "train wreck" for millions of Americans who want quality, patient-centered health care. Mr. President, while you are at it, please postpone the Obamacare Individual Mandate too and let’s repeal Obamacare, once and for all!
The 2012 election seems like just yesterday, but over five months have passed and President Obama has already started working to put Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker’s chair. Consider this:
The press has reported that the night of the 2012 election, President Obama spoke with Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenant Congressman Steve Israel to plot a takeover of the House of Representatives in 2014.
President Obama has promised to hold at least 8 fundraisers to raise tens of millions of dollars to help Nancy Pelosi become Speaker of the House once again, so he can have a rubber stamp in Congress.
On April 4 of this year, President Obama told Democrats at a fundraiser that “I would be dishonest if I didn’t say that it would be a whole lot easier to govern if I had Nancy Pelosi as Speaker.”
President Obama is doing everything he can to defeat conservatives like me and return the House of Representatives to Nancy Pelosi’s control. With so much at stake, I hope you’ll see the importance of joining Team Tim with a generous gift of $10. I need your help!
If you read yesterday’s morning's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, you read the names of three recruits Nancy Pelosi and her Washington friends are pushing to challenge me in 2014. All three are liberals and all three embrace Obamacare. They are three liberal politicians who would go to Washington to give her back the Speaker's gavel and three guaranteed votes for the Obama Administration, which has been no friend of hardworking Arkansas taxpayers. In fact, one of them is a politician in search of any office he can win. President Obama's top-down government agenda is wrong for health care and fails to grow jobs. And his out-of-control IRS singles out those who dare to take issue with his policies.
With your help, I will continue to be a strong conservative leader in Washington to hold the Obama Administration accountable. Any of the liberal politicians Nancy Pelosi is recruiting would represent a step backwards for the common sense conservative values that we share here in the Second District. All three have a track record of liberal, special-interest support, and endorsements from Big Labor that is more beholden to President Obama's agenda than the workers they are supposed to represent. All three politicians have made statements in support of Obamacare and would not raise a finger to repeal it, no matter what. That is simply not fair to hardworking Arkansans.
In other words, the other side is no longer hiding behind a veil. They are going to double-down on the failed agenda of President Obama by recruiting liberals who will ignore our voice here in Arkansas and vote with Nancy Pelosi.
That is why I am asking you to join my team today with a generous contribution of $10. By joining Team Tim, you will send the message that you don't want the Second District to go back to the past, but move forward into a future of growing jobs and reforming government so it works for us and not the other way around.
Thank you again for your faith in me. It means so very much. Without the support of folks like you, my campaign is nothing.
Happy Independence Day!
Sincerely and gratefully,
P.S. We have made progress, but there’s lots of work yet to do! I cannot continue my fight to change Washington without your generous support. We are preparing for reelection to ensure we are ready to beat back the liberal recruits of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. Your support is critical!
Posted on June 17th, 2013 2:31 pm
June 17, 2013
I am writing today to let you know about three upcoming opportunities to join TEAM TIM on June 24!
I will be meeting with friends and supporters for breakfast in Benton, lunch in Conway and dinner in Little Rock, and I want to see you there! If you can’t join us in Benton, Conway or Little Rock, please join Team Tim online here!
The targeting of conservatives and litany of abuses by the IRS demonstrates the need for a strong and independent Congress to hold Washington accountable and fight for our government to treat hardworking taxpayers fairly.
Will you join me on June 24 and join TEAM TIM to help me prepare for the campaign that lies ahead?
I will be having breakfast at the Burger Shack in Benton at 6:30 a.m.
Lunch will be in Conway at the Hole in the Wall Cafe at 11:30 a.m.
Dinner will be in Little Rock at the Chenal Creek Taziki's starting at 5 p.m.
All three are come and go events, so please try to make it!
I hope I can see you at one, or even all three events!
Posted on December 25th, 2012 3:38 pm
December 25, 2012
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Elizabeth, Mary Katherine, John and me! Our family wishes you a blessed and peaceful Christmas.
We love this time of year and the opportunity it gives us to spend more time with family and friends. It is our sincere hope that you receive the blessing of fellowship that comes during this time of the year.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve. I look forward again to taking the oath of office in just a few days to continue representing you in Congress.
During this special time of year, I ask that you also join me to pause and remember the men and women of our military and their families who are away from home today.
God bless you and God bless America.
Posted on November 22nd, 2012 10:49 am
Happy Thanksgiving from Elizabeth, Mary Katherine, John and me!
This is an important and special day as we get to spend time with friends and loved ones. My family is thankful for the many blessings God has given us. I am also very thankful for your support and the opportunity you have given me to serve you in Congress.
On this day of thanks, I ask that you also join me in remembering the men and women of our military serving abroad and their families here at home.
Thank you so very much for your confidence and support! It is an honor to continue serving you. God bless you and God bless America.
Posted on September 6th, 2012 2:55 pm
Like many of you, I have been looking forward to the weekend when the Razorbacks return to War Memorial Stadium. That weekend is finally here! I am inviting you to join us at our tailgate tent at War Memorial Stadium to help us root on the Hogs as they host Louisiana-Monroe on September 8.
Our tailgate begins at 10:00 a.m. at Spots #H15 & #H16 along Markham Street.
Make sure to stop by and pick up some campaign window stickers. Bring your friends - there will be plenty of food and ice cold drinks!
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday as we call the Hogs in Little Rock!
P.S. Let’s make this a huge crowd at the stadium! Please forward this message to ten of your friends!
Posted on June 28th, 2012 1:01 pm
June 28, 2012
Today’s Supreme Court decision is proof that more conservatives are needed in Washington to fully repeal President Obama’s health care law.
Today, a narrow majority of the Supreme Court found a way to uphold ObamaCare despite a vast majority of hardworking Arkansas taxpayers being opposed to an expensive law that taxes people and fails to lower costs or increase access to quality health care.
I need your help today in order to continue fighting for you in Washington to repeal the president’s health care law that makes it tougher for Arkansas small business owners to create the jobs needed to put Arkansans back to work.
Will you show your support today by making an immediate donation to my campaign? Your generosity will help me continue to fight for the commonsense conservative values of Arkansans in Congress.
Again, there is no clearer proof that more conservatives are needed in Congress than today’s ruling. Will you help me lead the fight with a generous donation today?
Posted on June 19th, 2012 1:21 pm
June 19, 2012
I am writing you this short note to let you know that we have a critical fundraising deadline at the end of this month. It is important that we continue to build our grassroots and financial support for our fight to change Washington at its core.
With this email we are kicking off our Ten for Tim drive: Will you take a brief moment to make a small $10 donation to our campaign today? Your support is vital.
And after you have made your $10 contribution, will you please forward this email to your friends and ask them to join you in supporting our campaign?
Thank you very much for your continued support of our campaign. It is an honor to fight for you to enact the bold reform we need in Washington to put America back on track.
Posted on May 23rd, 2012 11:07 am
May 23, 2012
The primary election in Arkansas is now behind us. Thank you to all of you who voted! I also wish to congratulate the conservatives who were nominated yesterday as we continue our work to maintain the conservative majority you elected to Congress in 2010. We can’t and won’t return to the days of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker! And we are on the verge of establishing a new and lasting conservative majority in Little Rock in 2012, sweeping away 138 years of one-party control of the General Assembly.
Thanks to your support, our grassroots campaign to change Washington has strong momentum as we look toward the general election in November.
We have redesigned our campaign website, www.TimGriffinforCongress.com and launched our new grassroots effort across the Second Congressional District. Would you consider joining us as a grassroots volunteer and become a critical part of our re-election team?
We are also very active with social media in order to keep you informed of our campaign's efforts. Will you take the time to follow us on Twitter and Facebook, then encourage your friends to join you as well?
As our campaign moves forward, it is critical that we maintain the momentum we have before summer is upon us. Will you consider a small, one-time contribution of $27 to show your support today?
Why $27? That amount represents $1 for each of the 27 job-creation bills that we in the House have passed on behalf of American workers and are stacking up like cord wood in the Senate.
Will you help me send a message that you are tired of the political games of Harry Reid and President Obama that are preventing these 27 job-creation bills from even coming up for a vote? Will you help me fight to change Washington with a generous $27 contribution today? Help us communicate our message of action to the do-nothing Senate, where they won’t vote on our bills and haven’t passed a budget in three years.
Will you stand with me today with your $27 donation?
P.S. Your support is not a luxury. It is critical to our success. Will you forward this message on to ten of your friends after making your $27 contribution today?