CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Former state Republican Party Chairwoman Robin Smith says she won't make another run for Congress next year.

Smith, who narrowly lost the GOP nomination to the 3rd District to eventual winner Chuck Fleischmann last year, told WGOW-AM in Chattanooga on Friday that she wants to focus on business opportunities.

Fleishmann is facing a challenge from 24-year-old Weston Wamp, the son of former U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp. The elder Wamp retired from Congress to make an unsuccessful bid for governor last year.

The 3rd District stretches from Chattanooga on the Georgia border north past Oak Ridge before curling east around Knox County and touching the Kentucky border.

 

Information from: WGOW-AM, http://www.wgow.com/am/

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