Larry G. Miller quits state race for move

photo State House candidate Larry Miller, center, announced he was ending his campaign to take a job in Texas during a news conference at the Hamilton County Democratic Party headquarters Thursday. Also pictured are (left to right) Frank Eaton, Sandy Smith and Andre McGary.

Arkansas-Tennessee Live Blog

State House District 26 Democratic candidate Larry G. Miller suspended his campaign Thursday because he is taking a job at the University of Texas at Austin.

Miller, who won the August primary, is scheduled to face House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick in the Nov. 6 general election.

"The reason I'm suspending the campaign is that I have a tremendous personal opportunity," he said.