published Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Republican state Sen. Jim Tracy sets first major fundraiser for March 14

NASHVILLE — Republican state Sen. Jim Tracy’s first major fundraiser for his 4th Congressional District bid is set for March 14 in Murfreesboro.

Former Gov. Winfield Dunn, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Bo Watson, R-Hixson, and Rep. Ron Travis, R-Dayton, are among the honorary hosts.

The per-person price of a ticket is $250 while tickets for members of the sponsor committee are $2,500 per person or couple and $1,000 for host committee members.

Dr. Warren McPherson and his wife, Beverly, are holding the event in their home.

Tracy, of Shelbyville, is running against U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., a physician whose past personal controversies have made him vulnerable to challenge, Republicans say. State Rep. Joe Carr, R-Lacassas, is also weighing a bid, but Tracy has been the first challenger to announce officially.

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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