Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) will not run for reelection next year, he announced Monday, meaning there will be at least two open House seats up for grabs in Arkansas next year.

Griffin, 45, was first elected to the House as part of the 2010 tea party wave and had been thought of a possible candidate for statewide office. He served as an interim U.S. attorney for Arkansas from 2006 to 2007, but was never confirmed by the U.S. Senate in the wake of the Bush-era U.S. attorney firings scandal.