Skip to comments.Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs
Posted on 07/21/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT by cotton1706
Tennessee's Lamar Alexander is one of a number of incumbent Republican senators caught in the cross hairs of Tea Party groups, taking on several challengers in next month's GOP primary.
But while Tea Party groups may be optimistic about the race, challengers like Joe Carr face an uphill battle to unseat the two-term senator.
Carr's campaign office is just across the street from Murfreesboro's antebellum courthouse. An American flag hangs out front, and in the window a big campaign sign calls on Tennessee Republicans to vote for "Carr, not Lamar."
Carr, a 56-year-old state representative, says there are a lot of reasons why conservatives have soured on Alexander.
"His voting record, whether it's on raising taxes or voting yes on his cloture vote for Obamacare or voting for amnesty or embracing the war on coal over and over and over again Lamar Alexander has shown a willingness to work with the other side instead of standing with our side," he says.
Carr has won endorsements from Tea Party groups, both nationally and in Tennessee, and also has the backing of conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham.
As the influx of children across the southern border became front page news, Carr ran an ad attacking Alexander for backing amnesty.
"President Obama created this crisis only after Lamar Alexander voted for amnesty," Carr says in the ad, ominous piano chords sounding underneath. "He is responsible."
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I hate those metrosexual girlymen down at NPR always using “macho” terms like CROSS HAIRS!
"Me! Me! I wanna run too!" Friggin idiots are going to split the conservative vote and Lamar will win.
“Who are the other challengers besides Carr?”
From what I understand, some guy named Flinn, who’s a perennial candidate for something.
I for one, would love to see an upset here!!!
Brenda Lenard, Christian Agnew, John King, Erin Magee.
None has spent anything close to what Carr has spent.