Tenn. Rep. Jeremy Durham says he’s suspending campaign

Rep. Jeremy Durham

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Representative Jeremy Durham briefly addressed the media Thursday afternoon where he announced he is suspending his campaign for re-election.

The announcement comes just one day after a scathing report was released by the attorney general that alleges Durham was involved in inappropriate behavior.

During the short news conference, Durham also denied the sexual allegations against him.

Previous story: Report indicates Rep. Durham gave college student alcohol, had sex in his office

“Let me be clear by reiterating, I have learned from my mistakes. Right now, I am focused on spending time with my family during what has been a very difficult time for us,” he read from a prepared statement. “I ask for your respect and your privacy for my family during this difficult time.”

Durham was first elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012. He was re-elected in 2014.

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