The Washington Times - October 21, 2013, 09:10AM

Rep. Tim Griffin, Arkansas Republican, announced Monday that he will not seek re-election in 2014 after his second term in Congress.

He made the decision to spend more time with his family, Politico reported.

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“I have made no decision as to my plans after Congress except that I will continue in public service, including as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve,” he told Talk Business Arkansas.

During the shutdown, Mr. Griffin came to the defense of House Speaker John A. Boehner, saying that he was doing the best he could at a very difficult job.