published Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Democratic activist looking at seeking Tennessee's 4th Congressional seat

NASHVILLE — A Democratic activist from Monteagle is exploring a possible race in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District next year.

Lenda Sherrell, a retired CPA who worked on behalf of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign last year, confirmed today she is weighing a bid in the sprawling district, which takes in all or parts of 15 counties including Bradley, Rhea, Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie and Franklin counties.

The district is now held by U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., a South Pittsburg physician, who faces GOP primary opposition in 2014 from state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, and state Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lascassas.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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