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    State Rep. Joe Carr announces tea party challenge to Sen. Lamar Alexander

    State Rep. Joe Carr announces tea party challenge to Sen. Lamar Alexander
    Aug. 20, 2013 7:15 AM

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    Joey Garrison
    The Tennessean



    State Rep. Joe Carr announced today he will challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in next year’s Republican primary.

    In his announcement on Ralph Bristol’s conservative talk show on 99.7 WTN, Carr called Alexander “the most liberal” member of the state's Republican delegation.

    Insiders had anticipated a tea party candidate would challenge the 73-year-old Alexander, who has become a target of those from the far right.

    Carr is a fierce advocate of the Second Amendment and frequent sponsor of bills that have irritated immigrant advocates. He was elected to his House seat in 2008.

    In order to enter the U.S. Senate primary, he is exiting a different race.

    Carr was running against the embattled U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais for the GOP nomination in the state’s 4th congressional district. But keeping up with state Sen. Jim Tracy, R-Shelbyville, another challenger, proved difficult.

    Carr raised $100,225 during the most recent financial quarter compard to $296,393 for Tracy. Meanwhile Tracy’s cash-on-hand tally is $656,201, more than double Carr’s $275,000.

    Carr said he was in a "genuine position" to beat DesJarlais, but that many people had suggested he should run against Alexander.|FRONTPAGE

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    Hooray for Carr! I will definitely support him 100%. But this stuff of Republicans challenging Scott DesJarlais in a primary is destructive. The left with the aid of their propaganda arm in the "news" media have been hysterically attacking DesJarlais. And it seems many good conservatives are buying into this hysteria. The left has devised a really effective strategy to win elections by creating scandals against conservatives. The DesJarlais "scandal" is based on an old acrimonious divorce, and accusations of abortion. Etc.

    Of course the pro life people went through the roof when the abortion accusation came up. You know, the same pro life people who have given virtually no support to patriots fighting amnesty.

    DesJarlais has a consistently good voting record against abortion and for all conservative issues. Have any of these good Christian anti abortion people heard about people changing their minds and repenting of their sins? Half of the preachers in churches would have to resign if repentance for sins were not accepted by their good Christian congregations.

    The only thing we should be concerned with is how does he vote? And so far DesJarlais has been voting just fine.

    Let's stop wasting time and energy with the circular firing squads. We need to stay focused on the enemy -- the hard left. And that is why I will support Carr with everything I have.
    Last edited by csarbww; 08-20-2013 at 03:12 PM.

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