Tennessee Senate Race Draws Interest

One of two statewide races on the 2014 Tennessee ballot drew immediate interest as the filing period opened late last week, the Memphis Daily News reports. Democrat Gary Gene Davis of Nashville, Republican Joe Wilmoth of Baxter and independent candidate Joshua James of Murfreesboro all picked up petitions to challenge Republican incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander. April 3 is the filing deadline for state and federal primaries set for August. The winners of the primaries along with independent candidates then will advance to the November general elections.