Grant Starrett launches challenge to Scott DesJarlais in 4th District

Grant Starrett and Scott DesJarlais are pictured in this composite photo.
photo Grant Starrett and Scott DesJarlais are pictured in this composite photo.

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."