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

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

May 12th, 2014 by Andy Sher in Local - Breaking News

Joe Carr

Joe Carr

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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 ChattanoogaTeaParty.com).