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Joe Carr: Alexander ad ‘attempt to rescue his plummeting poll numbers’
knoxblogs.com ^ | 1/10/14

Posted on 01/10/2014 3:57:40 PM PST by cotton1706

Nashville, TN – In what can only be described as an attempt to slow the momentum of conservative Joe Carr’s primary challenge, Senator Lamar Alexander’s campaign has reserved approximately $400,000 worth of early television advertising scheduled to begin next week.

The media buy comes on the heels of a string of bad news for Senator Alexander’s campaign. A recent Vanderbilt University poll showed a staggering 20% decline in Senator Alexander’s approval rating among voters who identify with the Tea Party — and an overall approval rating under 50% – the lowest number of any statewide elected official in Tennessee. Other publicly released polling has showed Senator Alexander receiving only 46% of the vote in the Republican primary – a remarkably low number for a candidate who is well known to voters after a 40 year career in Tennessee politics.

Most recently, the Carr campaign reported a surge in campaign donations, bringing in $250,000 for the most recent fundraising quarter. Additionally, Carr received contributions from all 95 counties in Tennessee, as well as 43 of 50 states resulting in over 1000 donors in the 4th quarter.

“I think Senator Alexander is finally starting to realize that he made a mistake when he announced to Washington media outlets that he was going to run hard against the Tea Party in Tennessee. Now that it is obvious that strategy has backfired, he’s forced to spend several hundred thousand dollars in an attempt to rescue his plummeting poll numbers. But no amount of money or slick TV ads can disguise the fact that Lamar is a career politician with a record of selling out Tennessee conservatives,” said Joe Carr.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 01/10/2014 3:57:40 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706; don-o

Encouraging story, cotton1706.

Though Carr started out without much statewide recognition, no organization, and no money, he appears to be gaining some momentum. I hope he can build on this.


2 posted on 01/10/2014 5:54:40 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

ABTI will make trouble for the career pols of Korruptionistan this go around.

Anybody But The Incumbent.


3 posted on 01/11/2014 2:32:11 AM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; SoConPubbie; SharpRightTurn; noprogs; navymom1; SumProVita; tnlibertarian; garybob; ...
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336 B.C. -— Alexander the Great
2014 A.D. — Alexander the Barely Mediocre

4 posted on 01/11/2014 2:38:53 AM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cotton1706; don-o

an overall approval rating under 50% – the lowest number of any statewide elected official in Tennessee.
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OH NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOEZ


5 posted on 01/11/2014 3:08:45 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706

Lamar it is TIME for you to RETIRE!


6 posted on 01/11/2014 4:47:09 AM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: don-o

I received a long letter yesterday from the Senate Conservatives Fund. It is of course asking for money.

They are actively supporting 7 candidates Bevin in KY, McDaniel in MS, Sasse in NE, Maness in LA and Wolf in Kansas. They consider all to be underdogs to the establishment candidates.

Alas, Carr in TN was not on the list . Perhaps he is not an underdog


7 posted on 01/11/2014 5:00:41 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: cotton1706

Fight the powah!


8 posted on 01/11/2014 5:07:27 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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