As speculation continues to mount over whether state Sen. Diane Black (R) will join Tennessee’s 6th district Congressional race, fellow state Sen. Jim Tracy (R) on Thursday announced that his incipient campaign had already raised more than $105,000 in a little over three days.
Tracy, a second-term state Senator who now represents a little more than a third of the district’s residents, joined the race for Congress just hours after Rep. Bart Gordon (D) announced his retirement plans on Monday.
Along with his impressive early fundraising haul Tracy announced the endorsement of fellow state Sen. Bill Ketron (R), who hails from the south west corner of the 6th district and was also considered a possible Congressional candidate.
“The people in district 6 are ready to send a new voice to Congress to represent their values and Jim Tracy will do that,” Ketron said. “Jim has proven he is a strong advocate for conservative principles … He gets things done, and right now we could use a lot more action and a little less talk.”