Right Wing News Endorses Joe Carr For Senate In Tennessee
Knocking off a member of leadership in a primary, even a squish like Lamar Alexander, is always, always, always an uphill battle. However, as Dave Brat proved in his race against Eric Cantor, it’s not impossible.
Lamar Alexander is extremely vulnerable. He has consistently been polling in the low forties, which is a strong indication that Republican voters are looking for an alternative and the latest polling numbers show that Joe Carr has a decent shot to beat Alexander.
Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham endorsed Joe Carr, the Republican Senate challenger to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), as a new poll shows that he is gaining significant support in his campaign.
A new poll conducted by Triton Polling, shows that Carr has jumped sixteen points in his race against Alexander in Tennessee since May. Alexander now leads Carr 43-36 percent.
The results show that 6.7 percent of voters chose long shot candidate George Flinn, four percent chose another candidate and 10.1 percent were not sure.
In May the same poll showed Alexander leading by 44-20.
The new results show that Carr has coalesced opposition to Alexander, although the incumbent senator retains a similar margin of support.
Alexander earns a 50.5 percent job approval rating in the poll including Tennessee 23 percent of polled voters who say they strongly approve. That’s down from 59 percent in the May poll, as Carr has raised questions about his record on immigration reform.
Both polls were sponsored by Tea Party Nation, an organization supporting Carr’s candidacy.
Lamar Alexander is a big supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens who has a pathetic ACU score of 60%. In a state like Tennessee, where Mitt Romney beat Obama by 20 points in 2012, the winner of the race is all but guaranteed to take the seat. So, why would Republicans want a mediocrity like Lamar Alexander as their senator if they could have a member of the conservative faction of the Republican Party instead?
Joe Carr is a conservative with a proven voting record that checks all the boxes you’d want to see from a Republican Senator in Tennessee.
Joe is also a strong leader. He believes elected officials are elected to lead and must lead on principle. First elected in 2008, Joe immediately began championing free enterprise reforms to help create jobs, promote small business and create a better environment for Tennesseans to raise their families. He spearheaded the movement to protect Tennessee families from the federal government’s dereliction of duty in fighting back against illegal immigration. He understands illegal immigration punishes law-abiding Tennessee taxpayers and hurts Tennesseans struggling to find work to keep a roof over their kids’ heads and put food on the table.
Carr’s leadership, sometimes at odds with leaders in his own party, resulted in Tennessee enacting the toughest illegal immigration laws in the country. Carr also led the charge to eliminate the death tax and crafted the captive insurance bill. His legislative accomplishments have helped Tennessee become the 4th most business :friendly state in the nation.
But Joe understands that enacting more legislation doesn’t translate into solving all our problems. To the contrary, he identifies deeply with President Ronald Reagan’s assessment that too often “Government is not the solution to the problem. Government IS the problem.” Carr believes in limited and less government and that our self-evident rights as enumerated in our Constitution come from God, not from government. He views the governments’ role is to protect our God-given rights.
As a lifetime National Rifle Association member, Joe deeply believes in the importance of the 2nd amendment and understands it is essential to preserving liberty in America. He understands the founders intended to craft the 2nd amendment, so Americans could protect themselves against an oppressive government in addition to self-defense. Joe understands the 2nd Amendment is fundamentally the guardian of the Bill of Rights.
Joe also believes our self-evident rights, as enumerated in the Constitution, come from God–not from government, and that it’s the governments’ responsibility to protect our God-given rights. He believes those rights extend to the unborn. Carr is strongly pro-life, pro-adoption and possesses a 100% pro-life voting record.
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