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State representative Joe Carr addressing Republican Party executive committee during a chairman election on Saturday. Credit: Bobby Allyn/WPLN

Tennessee’s GOP Re-Elects Chairman Despite Tea Party Challenge

December 6, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Devaney’s opponent was state representative Joe Carr — who notched 41 percent of the Republican vote against Lamar Alexander during the August primary — and he painted the state’s Republican party as a fractured body in need of repair.

State Rep. Joe Carr won 40 percent of the vote for U.S. Senate on Thursday. Credit: Daniel Potter

Joe Carr’s Strong Turnout Shows Tea Party’s Strength, But Now They Must Wait Until 2018

August 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Tea Party upstart Joe Carr performed better than many had expected in his matchup with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and political analysts say last week’s primary results shows that Tennessee has a strong base of more conservative voters.

Lamar Alexander gives his victory speech in Nashville after the AP calls the election. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

Sen. Lamar Alexander Accepts Republican Nomination With Bipartisan Message

August 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

Tea party challenger Joe Carr repeatedly accused Alexander of siding with Democrats. Alexander seemed to at least partially embrace that accusation during his acceptance speech.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) is running for a third term, pictured here at a recent announcement regarding expansion of Volkswagen's Tennessee plant. While he has campaigned in the state, he's almost entirely ignored his competition. Credit: TN Photo Services

After Months Of Avoidance, Lamar Alexander Acknowledges Challenger Joe Carr By Name

July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander has gone out of his way to avoid saying the name of his most viable opponent in the Republican Primary, until now.

Candidate George Flinn recently returned from a trip to McAllen, Texas. He used photos of him by the border in his most recent ad. Credit: Flinn for Senate

What Eric Cantor’s Loss Has To Do With Immigration Jabs At Lamar Alexander

July 10, 2014 at 4:34 am

In the final weeks of campaigning, two Republicans challenging Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander are harping on the same issue – illegal immigration. Both Memphis businessman George Flinn and Rutherford County state Rep. Joe Carr have released ads trying to tie Alexander to the current influx on the southern border.

It's been primarily conservative groups protesting Common Core. This is a photo from a Sacramento protest. Many see the standards as a federal take over of the education system. Credit: Steve Rhodes via Flickr

Two Ways TN Legislators Running For Congress Explain Common Core: Denial Or Regret

May 19, 2014 at 4:07 am

Common Core has become political kryptonite in GOP primary campaigns for Congress. And two Tennessee legislators running for higher office helped vote in the new educational standards, but they have very different ways of defending it.

For Tennessee Democrats, A US Senate Candidate They Won’t Have To Disown

For Tennessee Democrats, A US Senate Candidate They Won’t Have To Disown

January 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

A Knoxville attorney said Friday he’s in the U.S. Senate race to win…and because somebody needs to run. The last time Tennessee elected a senator, Democrats wound up renouncing their candidate.

State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is running for a third term. Credit: Carr for Senate via Facebook

Tenn State Rep ‘Wouldn’t Say A Word’ In Proposed Session With Congress

November 25, 2013 at 4:07 am

Tennessee lawmakers are still trying to schedule a time for the state’s entire Congressional delegation to drop by for a chat about states’ rights and federal powers. One of the Republicans pushing for what’s being called a “bi-lateral session” is also running for congress, though he says he’d be happy to sit out.

Refugee families from Myanmar and the Kurdistan region of Iraq learn "survival English" from TFLI instructor Ashley Ekers. In the last five years, placements in Tennessee have ranged from 1,000 - 1,600 a year, according toe Catholic Charities. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

TN Lawmakers Commission – Then Reject – Study Showing Refugees Contribute To Economy

November 12, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Conservative Republican lawmakers have been trying to figure out how much refugees are costing Tennessee, so they commissioned a study to look into it. Now, those lawmakers don’t like what the researchers found.

Democrat Throws Hat In U.S. Senate Ring, Crosses Fingers He Won’t Face Lamar Alexander

Democrat Throws Hat In U.S. Senate Ring, Crosses Fingers He Won’t Face Lamar Alexander

October 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A Democrat has entered Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, just in case Lamar Alexander loses in the GOP primary.

Sen. Alexander announced today he's filing legislation which would require the Obama Administration to give weekly updates on enrollment in the health insurance exchanges. While a critic of Obamacare, Alexander was adamantly against shutting down the government to defund it.  Image: Lamar Alexander Campaign

Be More Like Ted Cruz? Tennessee Senator Alexander Says No Way

October 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is facing pressure from conservative activists as he runs for re-election. But the senator says he’s not like his outspoken Tea Party colleague from Texas.

Challenger’s First TV Ad Claims Sen. Alexander “Snuck In” Billions In Shutdown Deal

Challenger’s First TV Ad Claims Sen. Alexander “Snuck In” Billions In Shutdown Deal

October 21, 2013 at 1:30 pm

The 30 second spot features State Rep. Joe Carr standing in front of a dam, telling viewers that conservatives “fought the good fight” trying to defund ObamaCare.

Sen. Lamar Alexander talks with voters at the Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin. Alexander has appeared at numerous campaign events and fundraisers over the past few months, as he faces a primary challenge from State Rep. Joe Carr. Image. Sen. Lamar Alexander/Facebook

As Campaign Finance Numbers Trickle In, Lamar Alexander Pads Reelection War Chest

October 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Senator Lamar Alexander raised $838,000 for his reelection campaign in the third quarter. Fundraising numbers for candidates across Tennessee are starting to trickle in, despite furloughs at the Federal Election Commission.

Next Stop For The Tea Party Express: Tennessee’s U.S. Senate Primary?

Next Stop For The Tea Party Express: Tennessee’s U.S. Senate Primary?

August 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Leaders of the Tea Party Express took shots at Tennessee’s senior senator today. During an appearance in Nashville, the group said it’s willing to help fund a primary challenger to Lamar Alexander.

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

Reelection Just Got A Lot Tougher For Congressman DesJarlais

August 20, 2013 at 6:31 pm

With State Rep. Joe Carr out of the 4th District congressional race, Republican strategists say the days of embattled incumbent Scott DesJarlais may be numbered.

Challenger To Lamar Alexander Simultaneously Shuns, Accepts ‘Tea Party’ Label

Challenger To Lamar Alexander Simultaneously Shuns, Accepts ‘Tea Party’ Label

August 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Senator Lamar Alexander will face at least one challenger in next year’s Republican Primary. Rutherford County State Rep. Joe Carr announced his candidacy today.

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

US Rep. DesJarlais Still Lags In Fundrasing Race

July 16, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais more than $39,000 in the second quarter, lagging behind his challengers in the 4th district Republican primary.

Bill Would Repeal Tennessee Tax on Gold

Bill Would Repeal Tennessee Tax on Gold

February 8, 2013 at 4:22 pm

More gold bars could be headed to Tennessee if one Republican lawmaker from Rutherford County has his way. A bill introduced last week would repeal the state’s sales tax on precious metals.

Proposed Bill Carries Echoes of Old Hickory-Era Crisis

Proposed Bill Carries Echoes of Old Hickory-Era Crisis

January 17, 2013 at 10:41 pm

If one Tennessee legislator gets his way, federal agents could be arrested for enforcing any potential assault weapons ban. But the concept of a state trying to cancel out federal measures was already tried 180 years ago. And the president who squashed that effort was one of Nashville’s most famous residents.

Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

Bill Would Block Gun Laws, Allow Arrest of Federal Agents

January 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

A state lawmaker has introduced measures to block any new federal gun laws. Rutherford County Republican Joe Carr even went as far as to say any federal officers would be arrested if they tried to enforce such laws.