- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

MONTEAGLE, Tenn. (AP) - Accountant Lenda Sherrell of Monteagle has announced she will run for the Democratic nomination in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District.

Sherrell said her campaign will focus on the economy, growing the middle class and expanding access to health care.

Sherrell has two adult children. Her husband, Jim, is a retired physician.

Embattled incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is being challenged by state Rep. Jim Tracy of Shelbyville for the Republican nomination. Tracy had a wide fundraising advantage through the more recent reporting period.

DesJarlais, a Jasper physician, was re-elected in 2012 despite disclosures that he had affairs with patients and once urged one of them to seek an abortion.

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