NASHVILLE, Tenn. - More than 700 constituents packed the Millennium Maxwell House Tuesday night in support of State Representative Joe Carr, as he hopes to pull off an upset in the Republican Primary.
A rally, called Restore America, was held and featured radio host and political commentator Laura Ingraham campaigning for the Lascassas Republican. Carr hopes to defeat incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander in the Republican primary on August 7.
The Tea Party challenger said he's happy about the early voting turnout and is ready to hit the road to talk to more Tennesseans.
“The voters want to hear what we have to say, they want contrast to compare Lamar Alexander's amnesty record with my record with sticking up with the American worker and Tennessee families, and they're going to get a good chance of seeing that,” said Carr.
The event was sponsored by Beat Lamar, a project launched by Super PAC The Real Conservatives National Committee.
Meanwhile, Senator Alexander gained a new endorsement Tuesday from former Senator Fred Thompson.
Yo Lamar, you keep racking up the dinosaur endorsements, the other side is gathering up the grassroots support. You guys may win through lying, cheating, & stealing the vote(see Chris mcDaniel in Ms) but it will only be another battle. We the people are going to win the war. Feel free to join us anytime...until then, may the best man overcome the margin of fraud....