Skip to comments.Tea Party’s Joe Carr Looks to Ride Anti-Amnesty ‘Wave’ Past Lamar Alexander
Posted on 07/24/2014 5:10:11 AM PDT by cotton1706
Joe Carr remembers exactly where he was when he found out that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his race to the largely unknown political upstart David Brat.
As he finished up a meeting with a group of about 75 Tea Party supporters in Obion County, someone waved a smartphone and announced the startling news.
The place went nuts it exploded, Carr said, pointing out that the event went long past 10:00 as supporters began discussing what was possible in his Republican primary challenge to Sen. Lamar Alexander.
All of a sudden now the attention the attention turns to us; now it becomes Yes we can. People were saying Yes we can with hope; now we say Yes we can with expectation, and its literally taken off since then, he said.
Carr discussed his race with Breitbart News prior to Tuesdays rally on his behalf with radio talk show host Laura Ingraham in Nashville.
As fate would have it, Carr already had a meeting with Ingraham scheduled in Washington, D.C., even before the Virginia surprise.
Ingraham, suddenly in the spotlight as a central figure for tackling Cantors support for immigration reform, indicated that she would be willing to support Carrs unlikely challenge to Alexander.
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Gee...being for the Americans works
Somebody call Boner, tell him the big news
Seventy five tea partiers showing up for Carr in a small, agricultural county like Obion County is not bad. I doubt that Alexander would draw that many, probably just the local pols and a few establishment hangers-on.
The next couple of weeks in Tennessee could be pretty interesting.
Wonder if Joe will make a West TN appearance? I am tired of being treated like we don’t exist.
Obion County is in Northwest TN. I don’t where else Joe has been lately, or where his upcoming events will be. I suspect he is traveling throughout the state but there is not much coverage by the media on it.