State Senator Jim Tracy announced Wednesday in Murfreesboro that he will run against Fourth District Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary in 2014.
Senator Tracy, a Shelbyville insurance agent who is in his third term in the state Senate, said, “I am a conservative in word and deed. I have lived my life both personally and professionally in a way that is consistent with my core conservative values.
“I promise that I will never embarrass you with my personal conduct or compromise on my conservative principles.
Rep. DesJarlais recently won over Democrat Eric Stewart despite a focus by the challenger on the physician's personal life.