NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY -

A conservative businessman plans to challenge the most liberal republican in the House of Representatives.

Eastern North Carolina resident Taylor Griffin announced his campaign for Congress. Griffin will go up against current Congressman Walter Jones, for North Carolina's 3rd Congressional District Republican Party nomination.

Griffin served on the staff of former Senator Jesse Helms, and also worked in the White House for former President George W. Bush.

Griffin lives in New Bern.