Republican state Sen. Jim Tracy was on Capitol Hill Tuesday and Wednesday meeting with National Republican Congressional Committee officials about a potential challenge to Rep. Bart Gordon (D) in the Volunteer State’s 6th district.
“I’m strongly considering running,” said Tracy on Wednesday evening after his meeting at NRCC headquarters. “I’m very close to making a decision.”
Tracy is a second-term state Senator who represents a little more than a third of the districts population in the state house. He is a former teacher also owns an insurance business. If he enters the race he’ll face a contested primary that includes former Rutherford County GOP Chairwoman Lou Ann Zelenik.