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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Democrat has entered Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, just in case Lamar Alexander loses in the GOP primary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tennessee Congressman Scott DesJarlais more than $39,000 in the second quarter, lagging behind his challengers in the 4th district Republican primary.
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.
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.
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.
A state representative from Rutherford County is the first to take formal steps toward challenging Congressman Scott DesJarlais in a Republican primary. Joe Carr announced an exploratory committee Thursday.