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.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.