published Monday, May 12th, 2014

U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Carr to speak Thursday at Chattanooga Tea Party meeting

U.S. GOP Senate hopeful Joe Carr will be the featured speaker this Thursday at the Chattanooga Tea Party's monthly meeting.

A state representative from Lascassas, Carr is challenging U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., in the Aug. 7 GOP primary election.

The three-term state lawmaker is appealing to the GOP's Tea Party and hard-right base.

The Chattanooga Tea Party calls Carr a "strong advocate for limited government, the Constitution and states’ rights" and says he has established a "steady reputation for life and the 2nd Amendment" as well as tougher laws targeting illegal immigrants.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at The Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike (off Access Road, just south of the Highway 153-Amnicola Highway intersection, next to The Lighting Gallery).

Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable canned good item to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

Please RSVP at Chattanooga Tea Party’s Facebook page (link at

about Andy Sher...

Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...

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