Brooks Joins List of Possible GOP DesJarlais Challengers

State House Assistant Majority Leader Kevin Brooks, R-Cleveland, said Tuesday he is eyeing a possible bid against embattled U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., in the 2014 GOP primary, reports the Chattanooga TFP.
Brooks, an ordained Church of God minister, said he has “received a number of calls of support and had many conversations encouraging me to run for Congress in the 4th Congressional District.
“While I am firmly committed to serving my constituents in the 24th District, I wanted to publicly say that I am exploring what a solutions-based campaign for Congress would look like and how I can best serve the great State of Tennessee,” Brooks noted in his statement.
The legislator, who is public relations and conference coordinator for the Cleveland-based Church of God, added, “I plan to spend the next few weeks praying about the path forward with my family and talking with friends, neighbors and fellow Tennesseans about the future.”


Note: Brooks’ statement is reproduced below.


News release from Rep. Kevin Brooks:
(Nashville) In preparation for the upcoming 108th General Assembly, Representative Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) joined his fellow House Republican Caucus members for the election of the House Leadership.
“This week has been an incredibly humbling one for me and my family. Yesterday, we received a resounding vote of confidence from my colleagues to continue in my role as the Assistant Majority Leader for the entire Tennessee House of Representatives. I look forward to working with my peers to develop common-sense, conservative initiatives to continue to make Tennessee a better place to live, work, and raise a family,” said Rep. Brooks.
“At the same time,” Brooks continued, “I have received a number of calls of support and had many conversations encouraging me to run for Congress in the Fourth congressional district. While I am firmly committed to serving my constituents in the 24th District, I wanted to publicly say that I am exploring what a solutions-based campaign for Congress would look like and how I can best serve the great State of Tennessee.”
“Given that, I plan to spend the next few weeks praying about the path forward with my family and talking with friends, neighbors and fellow Tennesseans about the future.”

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