NASHVILLE -- Attorney Grant Starrett of Murfreesboro announced today he is running against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais next year in the 4th Congressional District's GOP primary.
Starrett describes himself as a Christian and "constitutional conservative."
And he is coming from the right against DesJarlais, a South Pittsburg physician who barely survived his 2014 Gop primary amid revelations he slept with patients and co-workers and encouraged one to obtain an abortion.
"I'm running for Congress because the country I love is endangered by the people in power," said Starrett in a news release. "America is hurting because of the actions and inactions of those who control the federal government, chief among them President Obama."