Tennessee Democratic activist Lenda Sherrell weighs 4th District bid

Arkansas-Tennessee Live Blog

NASHVILLE - A Democratic activist from Monteagle, Tenn., says she's eyeing a potential run in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District in 2014.

Lenda Sherrell, a retired CPA who worked last year as a Tennessee volunteer for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, said she is in a "very early exploratory" stage of seeing whether to run in the sprawling district, which takes in all or parts of 15 counties.

"Frankly, I'm just not far enough along to know for sure that's what I'm going to do," said Sherrell, who formerly lived and worked in Chattanooga. "But it's a possibility."

The district is now held by U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., a South Pittsburg, Tenn., physician, who already faces GOP primary opposition in 2014 from two announced candidates - state Sen.