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Rove-protege Tim Griffin says he is not returning to RNC.

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Former Karl Rove protege Tim Griffin is disputing reports from Bob Novak that he will be returning to his roots as a member of the RNC’s opposition research team. “On Monday, Griffin said he was not going back to the RNC, and that he had not talked to anyone in the GOP’s leadership structure or with the McCain campaign about reprising his old roll,” according to the Arkansas News Bureau:

Griffin had considered a potential contract between his new company and the RNC for a possible part-time communications consulting job, which would have had him working as a senior advisor. But a deal was never inked, and it wasn’t due to Griffin’s lack of enthusiasm for John McCain. He has plenty. The difficulty came from Griffin not having enough hours in the day to serve both his corporate clients and as a top-level political consultant.

(HT: Anne Schroeder)

Update

Griffin told National Review’s Jim Geraghty in an interview today that a job at the RNC “takes a 110 percent commitment, and I just couldn’t do it.”

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