Skip to comments.TN Senate Candidate Joe Carr Responds to NJ Gov Christie
Posted on 05/31/2014 6:53:54 AM PDT by cotton1706
TN State Representative and Senate candidate Joe Carr wasted little time in responding to a comment from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who, while visiting Tennessee tonight, suggested it would be "dumb" to vote for anyone other than incumbent Lamar Alexander.
Carr's team released the following statement:
"You know what's dumb? Presiding over a state that has a $2.7 billion budget deficit, has had its credit bond ratings downgraded six times and has become a fixture of controversy and scandal. This might be considered successful governance in New Jersey and in Washington, but here in Tennessee, that's the definition of dumb governance."
"The fact that Sen. Alexander is so comfortable associating with someone who is the target of numerous federal investigations for using Hurricane Sandy relief aid as a political slush fund and abusing his power in office to target his political enemies makes me believe he's beyond out-of-touch with how real people view the political establishment. Maybe in Washington it's become the status-quo to condone this type of behavior but in Tennessee, we believe in holding our public officials to the highest ethical standard possible, it's disappointing that Sen. Alexander doesn't do the same."
Christie's visit was already fueling controversy, with many Tennessee Republicans seeing it as a bad idea.
Tennessee is usually very friendly to Republicans. But Chris Christie isnt exactly being embraced by some Volunteer State conservatives in advance of his big visit on Friday.
State Rep. Andy Holt took to his Facebook page calling the decision by the Tennessee Republican Party to invite Christie to headline the high-profile fundraiser an absolutely terrible idea, declaring the move would cloud Tennessees conservative Republican Party with this questionable figure.
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Christie is finished as a presidential candidate. A northeastern RINO is about as useless as a west coast liberal.
GOPe must be comprised of the dumbest people on the planet. I know they are rich, but they must have made it by scams or inherited it because they are too dumb to make it in the real world. Take away all but a couple thousand dollars and instead of making it again most of them would be on welfare.
thanks. reminds me to send money to Carr.
Bringing in Christi seems like a really smart move to torpedo Lamar. Someone in Tenn GOP IS really thinking.
I’m not sure that the Christie endorsement carries the weight that it used to.
Christie’s endorsement of something usually means I oppose it.
Tell fat boi to waddle back to NJ and fix his DemocRat state.
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“Im not sure that the Christie endorsement carries the weight that it used to.”
Not since he went on his diet!
Someone gets it...LOL!