Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Lamar Alexander, Thad Cochran Brace for Falls After Cantor Crumbles
breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/14 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/11/2014 5:10:17 AM PDT by cotton1706

Titans of the Washington GOP establishment are bracing for more potential defeats after grassroots-fueled conservative economics professor Dave Brat crushed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by double digits on Tuesday. The top two GOP establishment icons grassroots conservatives are targeting next are Sens. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee and Thad Cochran of Mississippi.

Brat’s campaign against Cantor laser-focused on the majority leader’s support for comprehensive immigration reform, and how amnesty would economically hurt American workers. Brat ran on the message of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an immigration hawk who’s argued against amnesty and an increase in legal immigration based on the economic effect it would have on struggling American families.

That same issue—immigration—is shaping up as a backbone of the coming Tennessee Senate primary, and has played out in Mississippi too.

Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr—Alexander’s conservative primary challenger, who is within striking distance of the under-50-percent Alexander—on Tuesday night congratulated Brat, and said he’s coming for Alexander in that state’s August primary. “What we have seen tonight in Virginia shows that no race should be taken for granted and all the money and position in the world doesn't resonate with an electorate that is fed up with a Washington establishment that has abandoned conservative principles,” Carr said.

Carr added praise for last week’s Mississippi grassroots upset against the establishment. A week ago in Mississippi’s GOP primary, state Sen. Chris McDaniel beat Cochran in the popular vote forcing a runoff, which will occur two weeks from today.

“From Virginia to Mississippi, a transformational change is underway that is being led by a true grassroots movement,” Carr said.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Birds of a feather!

Alexander (TN) - 08/07/14 - 55% (Average) - 46% (Heritage) - 67% (CFG) - 60% (ACU) - 45% (FreedomWorks)

Cochran (MS) - 06/24/14 - 54% (Average) - 57% (Heritage) - 56% (CFG) - 60% (ACU) - 41% (FreedomWorks)

1 posted on 06/11/2014 5:10:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Yep. Gotta clean up the GOP in conservative states before we can hope to get actual conservatives in the moderate ones.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 5:12:06 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mrs. Don-o; SoConPubbie; SharpRightTurn; noprogs; navymom1; SumProVita; tnlibertarian; garybob; ...
 photo 3224b04a-56c6-46b8-b12b-861b0a83613d.jpg

Ping. Let me know if you want to be added to / removed from BeatLamar! Ping list. Please ping me to threads of interest - winning the Senate in 2014.

336 B.C. -— Alexander the Great
2014 A.D. — Alexander the Barely Mediocre


3 posted on 06/11/2014 5:13:40 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Tennessee is right between Virginia and Mississippi. No reason we can’t elect a more conservative senator than the two current ones.


4 posted on 06/11/2014 5:22:39 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706; C. Edmund Wright
Birds of a feather indeed! In more ways than one!

                                      What's the Tea Party?                                                                What's the Tea Party?

Good to see this article at Breitbart and from Matthew Boyle who at times seems to have been corralled by the gOpE.

5 posted on 06/11/2014 5:25:33 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 9YearLurker

Carr, for some reason, seems content not to attack Alexander on a state level. He’s virtually silent. He runs no ads, no tv, no radio, and no public appearances. Most Tennesseans don’t have a clue who the man is, he want get out of his office.

He needs to start the fight soon...,time is running out...!


6 posted on 06/11/2014 5:30:18 AM PDT by swampfox101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross; cotton1706

Yep…indeed. Cochran has just totally sold his soul to the devil (who looks a lot like a cross between Rove and fat Haley btw)


7 posted on 06/11/2014 5:30:33 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Donate to Joe Carr today

http://www.carrfortn.com/

With help, this man can throw Lamar! Alexander out of office!


8 posted on 06/11/2014 5:32:03 AM PDT by Viennacon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
This image just keeps popping up in my head. I can't seem to get rid of it.


9 posted on 06/11/2014 5:34:33 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: swampfox101

Carr has been at local Tea Party meetings across the state at least 3-4 times a week since December.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 5:35:17 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: 9YearLurker

ZACKLY RIGHT!!!! The problem is not, nor ever was, Brown, Snowe, etc - it’s Cochran, McCain, Chambliss, Cornyn, Alexander, Graham, etc.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 5:36:22 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr will beat Lamar Alexander. Joe has my vote and $$$.


12 posted on 06/11/2014 5:48:47 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: swampfox101

Huh. Two months until the primary, I see. Maybe yesterday’s victory will inspire more national tea party help for managing his campaign. I see that Brat won with a 23yo campaign manager. Surely they could give some advice to Carr on crafting a David and Goliath strategy.


13 posted on 06/11/2014 5:51:34 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Viennacon

Just sent Joe Carr $100.00.

You are correct “With help, this man can throw Lamar! Alexander out of office!”

Come on TN, BEAT LAMAR.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 6:02:22 AM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Bub bye. Now can we please show Paul Ryan the door?


15 posted on 06/11/2014 6:04:52 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

The Republican establishment best get Thad Cochran to withdraw today from the MS Senate run-off election coming in two weeks in MS. Chris McDaniel is going to easily defeat Thad Cochran. The establishment Pubbies are throwing needed good money after bad, in supporting Cochran!!! The handwriting is on the wall!!!


16 posted on 06/11/2014 6:13:05 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is to defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o

Just saying....most don’t know who he is or what he is running for....! He needs to attack....NOW....! Alexander can be beaten.

Attending Tea Party events are a good thing but what good is it if the majority of voters don’t have a clue who he is.

Carr hasn’t forced Alexander to spend one dime to defend his leftist policies.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 6:23:43 AM PDT by swampfox101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706
Too bad for them that the dems aren't sharing their voting machine tampering techniques. If these RINOs would run as RATS they would have all kinds of resources at their beck and call. Chad punchers, phony protesters, the media...
18 posted on 06/11/2014 6:24:55 AM PDT by ArtDodger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: swampfox101
Carr for U.S. Senate ‏@CarrforTN 30s

.@RepJoeCarr will be on @CNBC at 9:30am CST talking #cantor fallout and implications for #tnsen #VoteCarrNotLamar

19 posted on 06/11/2014 6:26:23 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: 9YearLurker

“Huh. Two months until the primary, I see. Maybe yesterday’s victory will inspire more national tea party help for managing his campaign. I see that Brat won with a 23yo campaign manager. Surely they could give some advice to Carr on crafting a David and Goliath strategy.”

Evidently he’s being managed by Karl Rove or one of his minions because the silence from the Carr camp is deafening. The primary election is just around the corner and Carr sits silently by doing NOTHING.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 6:31:56 AM PDT by swampfox101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: cotton1706

Cantor was up 62-28 in pre-primary polls.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 6:32:31 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: don-o

That is some good news. Maybe the attack will start.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 6:33:06 AM PDT by swampfox101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: EXCH54FE

“Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr will beat Lamar Alexander. Joe has my vote and $$$.”

No doubt....., Alexander, the Obama puppet, must be defeated...!


23 posted on 06/11/2014 6:36:35 AM PDT by swampfox101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: don-o

I wish the Sevier County Tea Party would have included Carr in their upcoming event. That would have been a great venue for him to get his message out to a big audience.


24 posted on 06/11/2014 7:11:52 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: swampfox101
Evidently he’s being managed by Karl Rove or one of his minions because the silence from the Carr camp is deafening. The primary election is just around the corner and Carr sits silently by doing NOTHING.

Carr has plenty of time still. The congressional campaigns are just now starting to put signs out on the roads. I'd rather see Carr's numbers rise substantially a week or two before the primary than to peak now and have the Liberal Newspapers in the state start running "dog brought into county courthouse" type articles about him. One certain east Tennessee paper loves to write such childish & stupid but damaging articles on GOP Conservatives. They love Lamoderate though.

25 posted on 06/11/2014 12:37:51 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: cva66snipe

Yeah, we have a liberal rag here in Jackson too. The “Jackson Sun” is well known for endorsing the leftist of both parties, especially the extreme left of the RAT party.

But, to their dismay, West Tn. is getting more and more “RED” each and every election cycle.

I figure Carr should and will carry East Tn. rather easily and probably a good chance of carrying a lot of West Tn.. The real battle ground will be Middle Tn., the bastion of the RAT party.


26 posted on 06/12/2014 3:58:04 AM PDT by swampfox101
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson