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State Sen. Eric Stewart announces bid for Congress
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State Sen. Eric Stewart says he will run to represent Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District next year.Born and raised in Franklin County, Stewart was elected to the state Senate in 2008 to fill the seat long held by Jerry Cooper and held for one year by Steve Roller. Stewart is nearing the end of his first term.The decision means Stewart won’t be able to seek another term in the Tennessee General Assembly.“Congress is broken and all we see is fighting, political posturing and gridlock from the folks we sent there to work on our behalf and solve the serious problems we face,” said Stewart. “People are struggling.