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Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 6, 2016

Retired Army colonel Sam Whitson announced he will challenge House Majority Whip Jeremy Durham for his seat, The Tennessean reports. "Our citizens must have a state representative with character, courage and a total commitment to our county rather than any personal or future political ambition," Whitson said in an e-mail announcing his campaign. Durham, R-Franklin, faces a GOP caucus meeting next week to determine if he will keep his leadership position. A grand jury declined in December to investigate Durham on prescription fraud charges.