Joe Carr (Tennessee politician)

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Joe Carr
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 48th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 2009
Preceded by John Hood
Personal details
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Ginny Carr
Children 3
Residence Lascassas, Tennessee
Alma mater Middle Tennessee State University
Website House website

Joe S. Carr is a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives and the Republican Party. In 2014, Carr ran a well publicized Tea Party campaign for the United States Senate in the Tennessee Republican primary,[1][2][3][4] challenging incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander, and losing by 9 points[5]

Career[edit]

Carr was first elected to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. He had been running for the United States House of Representatives in the 2014 elections, challenging incumbent Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee's 4th congressional district.[6] Carr decided instead to run for the United States Senate in the 2014 election, challenging incumbent Republican Lamar Alexander.[5]

As of March 31, 2014, Carr had raised $866,383 and had $466,823 cash on hand.[7]

Personal[edit]

Carr graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 1981. He and his wife, Ginny, have three children. [6] They live in Lascassas, near Murfreesboro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander Defeats Tea Party Challenger Joe Carr". ABC News. August 7, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Meet Joe Carr, the Last Tea Party Senate Challenger of 2014". Slate. July 14, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "The Last Tea Party". Slate. August 8, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tea Party takes aim at Lamar Alexander in long-shot August upset bid". The Washington Times. July 7, 2014. Retrieved September 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b SCHELZIG, ERIK (August 20, 2013). "State Rep. Joe Carr announces Alexander challenge - News Politics -". Boston.com. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Rep. Joe Carr To Make Announcement About 4th District Race". The Chattanoogan.com. August 19, 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Joe Carr campaign finance". Federal Election Commission. March 31, 2014. Retrieved June 12, 2014. 

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