Democrat leaves race against GOP House leader

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- The Chattanooga Democrat who was facing the state House majority leader in the November election has withdrawn from the race.

Larry Miller said Thursday that he is taking a job in Texas is ending his campaign for the House District 26 seat. After winning the Aug. 2 primary, Miller would have been up against House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick in the general election.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press ( reported that Hamilton County Democratic Party Chairman Paul Smith is looking into the options for getting another candidate on the ballot.

Miller is taking a position as director of the National Institute of Staff and Organization Development at the University of Texas at Austin


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