A former political opponent is now endorsing his rival to represent Tennessee in our nation's capital.

Scottie Mayfield, the former president of Mayfield Dairy Farms, announced he is endorsing representative Chuck Fleischmann for a third term.

Mayfield challenged Fleischmann in the GOP primary in 2012. Fleischmann won, but during that campaign, police say Mayfield's son slashed the tires on a car belonging to a member of Fleischmann's campaign staff.

Mayfield eventually conceded in that race.

The third challenger in 2012, Weston Wamp, is running against Fleischmann again this year.