This is interesting. The Elliott campaign says Tim Griffin has done a 180 on the Fair Tax, the punishing 30 percent sales tax that would be a gift to billionaires, a devastating lick to the poor and middle class.

Today, Elliott quotes Griffin as saying at a candidate forum he did not support the Fair Tax. He would join Elliott in that position.

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He couldn’t have endorsed it more enthusiastically in this interview recorded on KARN, house radio for right-wing Republicans. Perhaps he thought only Republicans were listening.

The Elliott campaign comments below.

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I have a question in to the Griffin campaign to see if he was for it before he was against it; still for it, or what? I suspect he’s merely tailoring his message to his far more moderate general election audience, which raises the core question: Does Tim “Cager” Griffin have a core?

UPDATE: Sorry, I just couldn’t add the Griffin response from Quigley-Cox Stadium via iPhone. (Tigers gave Pine Bluff a scare before losing 28-21 before a large crowd.) Anyway, Griffin indeed admits he flip-flopped. Obviously, he doesn’t characterize it that way, except in the essentials. My bet is with more “homework,” and the right crowd to pitch to (like a Tea Party driven GOP House caucus), he’d be right back with the Fair Tax crowd when it suited. His strain to explain is on the jump.

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