Third-term Rep. Steve Cohen (D), who represents Tennessee's majority-minority Memphis-based 9th Congressional district, will face an African-American primary challenger.
Tomeka Hart, president of the Memphis Urban League and a member of the city's school board, told the Memphis Flyer this week that she would be filing to run for Congress.
Cohen, who won the general election in 2010 with 74 percent of the vote, handily beat former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton, who is African-American, in the Democratic primary last cycle. In 2008, he beat Nikki Tinker, an African-American challenger in the primary, by a 5-1 margin.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.