Skip to comments.Joe Carr: 'Grassroots Has Absolutely Caught Fire' against Lamar Alexander
Posted on 07/28/2014 10:11:17 AM PDT by cotton1706
Tennessee state Representative Joe Carr, the conservative candidate who is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in an August 7th primary, said the "grassroots has absolutely caught fire" as he closes in on Alexander in the final week of the campaign.
Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday, an enthusiastic Carr, who has been endorsed by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and talk radio host Laura Ingraham, suggested the race was now much closer than it was two weeks ago, when a poll showed that Alexander only had a seven-point lead. He said he had a "plan for eleven months, and it came together," and now the campaign is within striking distance.
Carr blasted Alexander for admitting that he knew about the problem of the "tidal wave" of illegal immigrants flooding across the border from Central America for two years and doing nothing about it. In fact, Carr reminded listeners that Alexander voted for the Senate's amnesty bill even after law enforcement officials warned Alexander that it would lure more illegal immigrants from Central America.
Carr, on the other hand, has been the "author" and "architect" of some of the toughest illegal immigration laws in the nation. After running on a platform that "illegal immigration was overtaking our communities in Tennessee" and straining the state's schools, courts, prisons, and social services, Carr said he immediately started work on legislation to address the issues. He said Tennessee was being "overrun with illegals and the problems that ensued," and that is why he started to do something about it immediately upon getting sworn in. He passed legislation that mandated E-Verify and prohibited taxpayer benefits for illegal immigrants. Tennessee also drafted a resolution that supported Arizona's SB 1070 law.
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Carr’s the real deal.
I hope he can pull a victory out of the hat. If he can, it will be similar to the Brat/Cantor upset.
Go Joe Go!!! Dump Lamar Now!!
Note to all establishment/career politicians:
We’re coming for you next.
Should have had the interest of “we the people” at heart instead of lining your own pocketbooks and inflating your own egos with self-importance.
Yeah. But does he wear a red checked flannel shirt?
Most folks I talk to have or will vote for Carr, can't find anyone willing to say they did or plan on voting for Lamar.
Cross the fingers and hope Carr can pull this out.
Go Carr Go, all the way!!!
“Carrs the real deal.”
“Yeah. But does he wear a red checked flannel shirt?”
No, the patrician Alexander wearing a red checked flannel shirt is the surreal deal.
Swing them high!!!! Feed the crows.
TN has passed some good strong laws on the illegal aliens...
however our former governor, Bredesen was a Democrat and lover of the illegal aliens and he would veto every one..
6 years ago when GA passed their law we had on e here that was similar..
Bredesen vetoed it though..
we also had a bill to stop giving food stamps and welfare to illegal aliens older than 18..
That one would have saved TN and the feds MILLIONS every year..
however Bredesen’s finance people said it would cost too much..
and so it goes..