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Rep. Tim Griffin wins re-election in central Ark.

Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has defeated Democratic challenger Herb Rule to win a second term in central Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin has defeated Democratic challenger Herb Rule to win a second term in central Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District.

Griffin of Little Rock held onto the seat in Tuesday's election, running on a platform of smaller government.

A former U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, Griffin was appointed to that position by President George W. Bush as part of a sweep by the administration to unseat a number of federal prosecutors.

Griffin had worked under Bush adviser Karl Rove as deputy director of political affairs in the White House.

Griffin built upon the base he developed when he won the seat two years ago after Democratic U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder opted not to run for re-election.

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