Nebraska Tea Party supporter Chip Maxwell has pulled his hat from the political ring – for now.
Maxwell announced he will not challenge Lee Terry for the 2nd District Congressional seat in the November election.
Maxwell was running as an Independent but the long-time Republican feared his name on the ballot would split the party vote and give Democrats the advantage.
Maxwell did collect the 2,000 signatures to get his name on the ballot. He says he will now turn his attention to the 2016 election.
State Sen. Brad Ashford is the Democratic challenger to Terry in the November race.