Lamar Alexander has six times more campaign cash than challenger Joe Carr

Lamar Alexander has six times more campaign cash than challenger Joe Carr

April 15th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Joe Carr

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NASHVILLE -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., had a better than six-to-one campaign cash advantage over his GOP challenger Joe Carr at the end of the latest fundraising quarter.

State Rep. Carr, R-Lascassas, says he raised $255,000 between Jan. 1 and March 31. The campaign raised $250,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The campaign says Carr has about $460,000 in cash on hand.

Alexander, who is seeking a third term, recently announced he raised more than $614,000 in the first quarter of 2014. He also has more than $3.1 million in cash on hand.

Dynamics in the race changed recently when Memphis millionaire physician and businessman George Flinn announced he was running in the August GOP primary election.