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Democrat Leaves Race Against GOP House Leader

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 (AP) - The Chattanooga Democrat who was facing the state House majority leader in the November election has withdrawn from the race.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