Joe Carr considers Republican primary challenge against Sen. Bob Corker

Joe Carr considers Republican primary challenge against Sen. Bob Corker

August 24th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Politics State

Former Republican state Rep. Joe Carr holds a news conference in Murfreesboro, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013, to announce his bill seeking to make it a crime for federal agents to enforce potential federal firearm restriction in Tennessee. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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Joe Carr, who has twice challenged Tennessee Republicans in Congress over the last three years but lost both primary races, is now weighing a run against U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in 2018.

Sensing an anti-establishment undercurrent again, the tea party-aligned former Tennessee state representative from Lascassas confirmed he's thinking about challenging Corker, R-Tenn., for the Republican nomination.

Carr said he gets "calls and messages on a daily basis" encouraging him to do so. He said his candidacy would have an appeal "in the age of Trump," predicting 2018 would not be kind to incumbents.

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