Minutes before the filing deadline on Tuesday, U. S. Rep. Ron Lewis withdrew from the race to represent Shelby County and the rest of the second Congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives. Lewis withdrew just seconds after his chief of staff, Daniel London, entered the race.
According to the Secretary of State's office, moments before 4 p.m. London's wife filed her husband's nomination papers, seconds later she filed Lewis withdraw.
Some have criticized Lewis for trying to set up London to win the nomination.
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