GOP hopeful Jean Howard-Hill says she's 'running to win' this time

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KEY DATES• Qualifying deadline: April 5, 2012• Primary election: Aug. 2, 2012• General election: Nov. 6, 2012Source: Hamilton County Election CommissionJEAN HOWARD-HILL• Age: 58• Education: Bachelor's degree from Wheaton College, law degree from University of Tennessee College of Law• Occupation: Educator, consultant; served as adjunct professor at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

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Jean Howard-Hill, a political science professor and longtime Republican activist, said her quest to unseat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in 2012 should not be compared to her prior congressional campaigns.

"Those were to raise awareness and to educate," she said Thursday. "That's a lot different from running to win."

Howard-Hill,