Sen. Jim Tracey to Run Against Rep. DesJarlais

State Sen. Jim Tracy announced today he plans to challenge embattled U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in 2014 for a seat in the 4th Congressional District, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. This will be Tracey’s second campaign for congress, after finishing a close third in the 2010 Republican primary for the 6th Congressional District. Tracey is the first Republican to launch a formal campaign against DesJarlais.