Conservative Group Backs Sen. Tracy in GOP Primary

GOPAC, a national group that works to elect what it considers promising conservatives, announced today that it is backing state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, in his GOP primary challenge of U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais. Founded by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., the group says Tracy is one of four "proven and tested conservative state leaders" the group is backing nationwide in primary and general elections as part of its "Called-Up" program. Tracy is running against DesJarlais as he seeks a third term representing Tennessee's 4th Congressional District. Teacher John Anderson of Bell Buckle is also running in the GOP primary. Democrat Lenda Sherell of Monteagle officially launched her campaign on Monday. The Chattanooga Times Free Press has the story.