U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann has canceled this evening’s campaign event in Chattanooga featuring former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
According to a Fleischmann spokesman, the congressman decided to return to Washington for a vote on defense appropriations.
The spokesman said the campaign is working to reschedule the Huckabee event before the Aug. 2 Republican primary election.
Fleischmann and Huckabee were originally scheduled to appear today at 5:45 p.m. at the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport and later in Campbell County.
For more information, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Chris Carroll covers federal politics for the Times Free Press. A Chattanooga native, he went to Red Bank High School and graduated with honors from East Tennessee State University. Chris investigated violent crime, municipal government and hospitals before taking the political beat. For tornado coverage, he and Pam Sohn won a first-place Tennessee Associated Press Managing Editors deadline reporting award. In 2010, Chris won the Golden Press Card Award of Merit and another deadline reporting ...