4th District Democratic nominee, Lenda Sherrell, off and running

photo Lenda Sherrell

photo Jim Tracy on left, Scott DesJarlais on right

NASHVILLE - While the Republican candidates lawyer up to determine who won their squeaker of a 4th Congressional District GOP primary, Democratic nominee Lenda Sherrell is happily off and running to the Nov. 4 general election.

"Once the [GOP] primary is decided we're ready to take on whoever it is," Sherrell said in an interview Friday. "I'm ready to challenge [the winner] to a series of debates so that voters have the necessary information to choose the best candidate."

Today, the Monteagle resident kicks off a "listening tour" of the district, which includes all or parts of 16 counties including Bradley, Rhea, Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Warren, Franklin and Rutherford.