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Carr Beats Lamar Wins Middle Tennessee GOP Straw Poll
Carr for Tennessee (www.carrfortn.com) ^ | April 28, 2014 | Staff

Posted on 04/28/2014 4:28:21 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands

Nashville, TN – This past Saturday Representative Joe Carr overwhelmingly won the Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group straw poll in Manchester, receiving 52 votes to just 9 votes for Senator Alexander. The Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group held the straw poll following their Red State Debate event for all Republican candidates running in Southern Middle Tennessee.

“Tennesseans are looking for a Senator that will stand up to DC special interests and fight for Conservative values. These results show that our message is resonating with grassroots Republican voters who will no longer tolerate Senator Alexander’s special interest focused agenda,” stated Representative Joe Carr.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: joecarr; lamaralexander
I know. Just a straw poll. Still encouraging. Just trying to get the word out.
1 posted on 04/28/2014 4:28:21 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands
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2 posted on 04/28/2014 4:32:58 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: don-o

ping


3 posted on 04/28/2014 4:33:29 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Go Carr! I want to see Lamar loser


4 posted on 04/28/2014 4:35:30 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; ...

I hope this starts some momentum. Lamar Alexander is political mediocrity personified. If I lived in Tennessee, I’d be handing out signs for Carr in my spare time.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 4:36:05 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The War on Drugs is Big Government statism)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; Clintonfatigued; fieldmarshaldj; Impy

“Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group”

“Southern Middle Tennessee” means Rutherford County and areas to the south, right? That should be Carr’s strongest region (he represents portions of Rutherford County in the state house).

I’m not very optimistic about this race, particularly with the anti-Lamar! vote being split among several candidates (with Carr being by far the most viable). Why, oh why, does TN not have a run-off? (I know, it’s the one former Confederate state never to have run-offs, but we should have run-offs in primaries in every freaking state.) Lamar! deserves to be sent packing.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 4:47:42 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands; don-o

Joe Carr BUMP.

Alexander may not have the free ride this year he thinks he is entitled to.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 5:37:01 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Engraved-on-His-hands; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Viennacon; randita; ...

52 votes to 9. 61 people ain’t much of a sample size.

A positive sign don’t get me wrong, but not much of an indicator.

Where is the redstate blog and tea party express and the other usual suspects? They’ve been awfully quiet about this race.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 5:45:33 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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Carr has my vote.

You betcha!


9 posted on 04/28/2014 5:55:12 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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> won the Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group straw poll in Manchester

Yeah, that’s convincing.


10 posted on 04/28/2014 6:08:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

I don’t think Lamar realizes just how
many of us are tired of him and his
New World Order Agenda !
A lot of us that have never been active
before in politics , AIM to put him out !


11 posted on 04/28/2014 6:41:42 PM PDT by THUNDER ROAD (Lurker and Contributor here since the Prodigy BB days of Free Republics Genesis !)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Thanks for posting. GRRRRRREAT! BUMP!


12 posted on 04/28/2014 6:48:26 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Which of the non-Lamar candidates is a reliable conservative and has a reasonably strong chance of winning the general election?

Lamar may be a mushy moderate, but replacing him with a Democrat would make things worse, especially if it came down to whether Harry Reid continued to be majority leader.

13 posted on 04/28/2014 7:07:40 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Impy
>> Where is the redstate blog and tea party express and the other usual suspects? They’ve been awfully quiet about this race. <<

I have the strangest feeling they'd be extremely focused on this race and on the warpath against Lamar Alexander if he had a 95% conservative rating & was one of the Ted Cruz's most reliable supporters, and Joe Carr was a private sector businessman & former RAT party donor who now claims to be a "principled fearless conservative"

In the above scenario, we'd hear howls of "It's time for career politician Lamar to go!!"

The TPX and RedState crowd seem to get their priorities backwards.

14 posted on 04/28/2014 7:11:21 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

If Joe Carr wins the nomination, he would win the general easily. There’s no need to settle for Lamar(!).


15 posted on 04/28/2014 7:17:51 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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>> and has a reasonably strong chance of winning the general election >>

Just about any candidate with an "R" next to their name has a "reasonably strong chance" of winning in November. This is Tennessee we're talking about, it's become increasingly one-party Republican in statewide races over the past decade.

In theory a RAT could win, but even the media's favorite charmatic, slick-talking, telegenic, moderate-southern-version-Obama, Harold Ford Jr., couldn't win an open senate seat against mediocre Republican Bob Corker in 2006, an otherwise great year for RATs.

16 posted on 04/28/2014 7:19:10 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands
Just a matter of time before the GOP elites reveal that he:

1. Hired illegal nannies;
2. Is a racist (Supports voter IDs);
3. Has child porn on his computer; or, much more seriously,
4. Believes in a small government (Within the framework of the former Constitution).

17 posted on 04/28/2014 8:08:45 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Verginius Rufus; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; InterceptPoint

The rat candidates are penniless nobodies, they didn’t bother to even find a real candidate, unlike the rats in MS and SC who found candidates that could theoretically win in the right circumstances.

And just as importantly, Carr is a solid candidate who would beat a real rat candidate. So it’s not an issue.

It’s a shame all those other Republicans are on the ballot, 6 of them, none with any money. Yet if each gets even half of a % point, that could be the difference.

There’s an insane crapload of nobody Independents on the General election ballot too. It must be too easy to get on the ballot in TN.


18 posted on 04/28/2014 8:11:00 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy
I did a little looking around--according to the Wikipedia article on the Senate race former Gov. Bredesen declined to run. Lamar! has gotten the establishment behind him (including Blackburn) and has raised 8 or 9 times as much money. There is a Tea Party candidate, Tom Emerson, Jr., a Vietnam War veteran (US Navy), but it looks like he would be listed on the ballot as an independent in November.

So if it is Lamar! vs. some no-name Democrat, it would be safe to vote for Emerson in November to register opposition to Lamar! without possibly helping Harry Reid keep his job.

19 posted on 04/28/2014 8:23:37 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Verginius Rufus; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy

Indeed, Lamar will have a 100% chance of winning the general election if he is nominated, so you can cast a protest vote without worry, if you wish.

We must continue to hold up hope for Carr, Lamar is such a turd.

There hasn’t been a poll recently but the last one (from February) isn’t good, Lamar 62% Carr 17%. Someone call Palin, she’s mostly been endorsing conservative women this year but here’s a dude who could use her help.


20 posted on 04/28/2014 8:39:11 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

I’ve perused Joe’s website; how do I get my hands on a couple of the signs you’re displaying?


21 posted on 04/29/2014 3:32:57 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: Verginius Rufus

Yeah, w/o Lamar, the Dems would have to conjure up another vote to confirm the likes of Eric Holder & Sonia Sotomayor (both got aye votes from Lamar!).

W/O Lamar, who will fill the void to push for an internet sales tax?

W/O Lamar, who will help cram Harry Reid’s amesty bill down our throats?

W/O Lamar, who will vote for cloture to cram Harry Reid’s gun control bill down our throats?

W/O Lamar, who will help secure billion dollar earmarks for Mitch McConnell?


22 posted on 04/29/2014 3:44:30 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: tnvol01

I got mine at the Campaign Headquarters on the square in Murfreesboro. I think that they cost $2 each. Bumper stickers are fifty cents each. I don’t know where else that they are available-—perhaps at one of his speaking engagements (but I usually find out about those after the fact).


23 posted on 04/29/2014 4:10:47 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

https://secure.carrfortn.com/donation15/?initiativekey=GGPBD1BPEJKY

Donors are doubling donations made through today.


24 posted on 04/30/2014 6:41:49 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: tnvol01

Thanks. I donated again earlier today. I’m on the e-mail list, so I had gotten notification earlier (but I had almost forgotten about it until I got another e-mail). I don’t give large amounts, but I give smaller amounts sporadically. I still hold out hope, although I realize that Carr is a long shot. Still, I like to take part. Matter of principle. Badge of honor.


25 posted on 04/30/2014 6:56:00 PM PDT by Engraved-on-His-hands (Conservative 2016!! The Dole, H.W. Bush, McCain, Romney experiment has failed.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Lamar Alexander is still in politics? I remember him running around here in Iowa is his goofy flannel shirt many primaries ago.
These people should get real jobs eventually.


26 posted on 04/30/2014 7:01:45 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

Little by little, we will take this country back, if it’s not too late. The other RINO we must get rid of, is Lindsey Graham. Every one of these RINOs are well financed, but maybe, just maybe, their money will not do them any good


27 posted on 04/30/2014 7:07:36 PM PDT by gingerbread
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To: HereInTheHeartland

In Lamar, TN has a “Republican” senator that voted to confirm Eric Holder as AG.

A “Republican” that voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor to the USSC.

A “Republican” that is hell-bent on ushering in an internet sales tax.

A “Republican” that voted for Harry Reid’s amnesty bill.

A “Republican” that voted for cloture on Harry Reid’s gun control bill.

A “Republican” that has a 48% rating from the Heritage Action Scorecard (lowest score among TN GOP delegation).


28 posted on 04/30/2014 7:34:25 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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