Conversation out of Northwest Georgia today is that Chickamauga Councilman Steve Tarvin will not be challenging Tom Graves for the newly drawn 14th Congressional district. Tarvin had previously indicated that a re-match of the 2010 races was probably in order.
Former Libertarian and Congressman Bob Barr is still said to be closely eyeing a challenge.
Tarvin, meanwhile, is likely not done with politics. Having met him quite a few times during the 2010 cycle (and having had the occasional conversation since), I would say he’s a man still looking to implement some TEA party style reforms at some level. My guess is that level may now be a bit closer to home, perhaps in Atlanta.