UPDATE: Pat Hays running for US House seat in Ark.
By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press
NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Former North Little
Rock Mayor Pat Hays says he's seeking the Democratic nomination for
Arkansas' 2nd Congressional District, the first candidate to launch a
bid for the seat that Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin is vacating.
Hays announced on Tuesday he was running for the
seat that Griffin has held since 2011. Griffin announced on Monday that
he would not seek re-election next year, saying he wanted to focus on
time with his family.
Griffin's exit has prompted several Democratic and
Republican candidates to eye a run for his seat. Former state Rep. Linda
Tyler says she's considering a run for the Democratic nomination, while
former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has been urged to seek the party's nod.
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