Chattanooga Tea Party to feature U.S. GOP Senate hopeful Joe Carr

Chattanooga Tea Party to feature U.S. GOP Senate hopeful Joe Carr

May 13th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Joe Carr

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U.S. GOP Senate hopeful Joe Carr will be the featured speaker 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 nonperishable canned good item to support the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

Please RSVP at Chattanooga Tea Party's Facebook page.