Tracy Votes for DesJarlais; Denies Having Political Operative

State Sen. Jim Tracy tells his hometown newspaper that he’s not running for Congress, at least not now, and expressed surprise at the suggestion he will do so in 2014 (though not ruling it out). Excerpt from the story (previous post HERE)”
Tracy, who considered a congressional bid this year, expressed concern over the “serious allegations” against DesJarlais, but said he voted for the congressman in early voting.
The Associated Press reported on Friday that “an operative familiar with state Sen. Jim Tracy’s plans” said Tracy has met with donors and could launch his candidacy for the 4th District congressional seat before Christmas. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Tracy has not yet announced his plans.
“I didn’t know I had any ‘operatives,'” Tracy told the Times-Gazette later in the day on Friday.
Tracy told both AP and the Times-Gazette that he was focusing on his re-election plans and on supporting other conservative candidates.
“That’s really all I’m doing,” he told the Times-Gazette.

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