Skip to comments.Tea Party takes aim at Lamar Alexander in long-shot August upset bid
Posted on 07/08/2014 5:42:33 AM PDT by cotton1706
Mr. Carrs goal for the final month of campaigning is to portray Mr. Alexander as too liberal for conservative Tennesseans.
Mr. Carr blasted anti-amnesty TV ads into homes and offices from Knoxville to Memphis last month his first message with the mass medium since his campaign began.
Even when pollsters soften the term amnesty to a path to citizenship, a plurality of self-identified moderates and independents side with the majority of conservatives who say, in effect, that naturalizing people in the U.S. illegally is poison for Republican candidates.
Able to claim authorship or support for a series of tough measures against illegal immigrants since his initial 2008 election to the Tennessee legislature, Mr. Carr drives the issue daily. He is convinced its the biggest weapon against an establishment incumbent in modern intraparty warfare.
Mr. Alexander has not said he supports amnesty, but, whats more important for TV ad writers, he has not explicitly ruled it out either.
Last year, Mr. Alexander voted for a bipartisan Senate immigration reform bill that critics charged would provide a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants. Mr. Carr emphasizes that the legislative effort was led by Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican. That alliance cost Mr. Rubio national support among some on the right.
But Mr. Alexander is no Eric Cantor either. He is considered more affable and accessible to voters than the Virginia Republican who has been pushed out of office.
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Lots of stories all of a sudden.
Saw Carr’s ad on local TV last night during the 10 o’clock news. It’s the first time I have seen it but then I rarely watch the local news.
Think Alexander is planning Cochroach’s strategy?
“Think Alexander is planning Cochroachs strategy?”
Wouldn’t surprise me. Based on their voting records, they’re of the same mind.
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)
Looks like people are starting to notice, hopefully it’s not too late!