published Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Jim Tracy ready for fundraiser in DesJarlais challenge

State senator Jim Tracy speaks in this file photo.
State senator Jim Tracy speaks in this file photo.
Jim Tracy fundraiser invitation
Jim Tracy fundraiser invitation

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

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, also is weighing a bid, but Tracy has been the first challenger to announce officially.

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