Vanderbilt Brabson IV Another GOP Candidate?

Vanderbilt Brabson IV has been sounding out support for a run for the state House seat being vacated by state Rep. Harry Tindell. Brabson is an African American Republican and would be running in the primary against Gary Loe, who has told the party he is running for the nomination.

Brabson's father, Vanderbilt Brabson III, is the author of the novel The Gatekeeper.

On the Democratic side, Gloria Johnson—chair of the Knox County Democratic Party—is expected to be the candidate.