Our friend Judson Phillips founder of Tea Party Nation, wasted no time in endorsing Tennessee State Representative Joe Carr as the conservative candidate to take out incumbent establishment Republican Senator Lamar Alexander.
Phillips blasted out the following endorsement within hours of Joe Carr’s announcement:
“A conservative challenger has emerged to take on Lamar Alexander. His name is Joe Carr. We enthusiastically endorse Joe Carr in the Tennessee Republican Senate Primary,” said Phillips following Carr’s announcement Tuesday morning that he would challenge Lamar Alexander.
“At TPN, we refer to Senator Alexander as ‘Liberal Lamar’ because he votes with Barack Obama more often than he votes the way the people of Tennessee want him to vote,” said Phillips. “Perhaps he should be referred to as the Senator from Obama.”
“Joe Carr has established a track record in the Tennessee House of Representatives as a solid conservative. Lamar Alexander should be the top target of conservatives looking to oust RINOs in 2014. While most conservatives are focusing on defeating Lindsey Graham, Lamar’s record shows that he is more of a threat to conservatism. While he does not attract the attention Graham does, his voting record is worse and he does more damage to the cause of conservatism than Lindsey Graham does,” claimed Phillips.
“Tennessee conservatives should unite around Joe Carr, a patriot and a great candidate,” concluded Judson Phillips in his endorsement of Joe Carr now posted on Tea Party Nation’s website.