After getting him elected twice, Chip Saltsman has left the staff of Congressman Chuck Fleischmann to come back to Tennessee. The former state Republican Party chair and manager of former Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign has moved back to Nashville.
Saltsman expects to open a consulting firm, but is currently preparing to get married to Alexandria Honeycutt in mid-February.
Saltsman ran Fleischmann's first run in 2010 to defeat state GOP chair Robin Smith and handled Fleischmann's re-election effort in 2012 against a strong challenge by Scottie Mayfield and Weston Wamp.