Lawyers Enter 4th District GOP Primary Fight

Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and state Sen. Jim Tracy are now talking with lawyers as the two 4th Congressional District GOP primary foes prepare for a potential legal fight over DesJarlais razor-thin victory last week, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. According to WATE News 2, the DesJarlais camp is consulting with "top election lawyers," including at least one lawyer who worked on the Bush v. Gore election. The move comes after a tumultuous election in which just 35 votes separate the two, though the results have not yet been certified and a number of provisional ballots remain outstanding.