Former Tennessee Commerce and Insurance Commissioner Paula Flowers is leaving the race for Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District, she said this morning.
Ms. Flowers, a Democrat, said she had been looking forward to serving the district, but the needs of her husband and three sons had to come first.
"It's been a very difficult decision," she said.
Ms. Flowers' exit from the race leaves one Democrat, systems analyst Brent Benedict, and a crowded field of Republicans.
U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp, R-Tenn., is not running for re-election because he is running for governor.
For full details, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.