Carr radio ad bashes ‘career politician Lamar Alexander’ on Obamacare, immigration, etc.

State Rep. Joe Carr says his U.S. Senate campaign has launched a statewide radio ad campaign that attacks “career politician Lamar Alexander” at a cost of $45,000. It has some repetition of what likely is to become a regular theme line: “Vote for conservative Joe Carr, not Lamar.”

The ad starts with a narrator saying this:

“Career politician Lamar Alexander has lost his way.
Thankfully, Tennessee conservatives have a better choice.
Conservative Joe Carr Has a dependable record of standing up for conservative principles.
In the Republican primary, conservatives will vote for Joe Carr, not Lamar.”

Hillary Pate, communications director for the Carr campaign, says the ad will run for three weeks on conservative talk shows at a cost of $45,000 — a figure that may “expand modestly.”

The ad comes after Alexander’s campaign releasing last week excerpts from a poll of 600 likely Tennessee Republican primary voters showing the incumbent favored by 62 percent versus just 17 percent for Carr and 18 percent undecided. (Note: The poll memo is posted HERE.)

In an emailed response to a request for comment on Carr’s radio ad, Alexander Campaign Manager Alice Rolli said:

“Sen. Alexander has a conservative voting record which has earned an A rating from the NRA and 100 percent ratings from the National Right to Life Committee and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Last week he voted against raising the debt ceiling and for four years he has led the fight against Obamacare.”

Here’s the Carr campaign news release:

News release from Joe Carr campaign:
Nashville, TN –Today, the Joe Carr for Senate Campaign began a statewide radio buy that continues the campaign’s effort to draw sharp contrasts between Senator Alexander’s liberal record and the strong conservative leadership offered by State Representative Joe Carr.

The ad will run on over a dozen stations, over the next few weeks, at a cost of approximately $45,000.

Listen to the ad here:


Lamar says we should be patient about fixing the debt.

Joe Carr says the debt bomb must be defused now….

Lamar voted with Democrats to protect Obamacare from conservative Sen. Ted Cruz.

Joe Carr stood with Cruz to defund Obamacare….

Lamar voted with Barack Obama to reward illegal immigrants with citizenship.

Joe Carr led the effort to stop the growth of illegal immigration to Tennessee.

The choice is clear. Only Joe Carr, not Lamar, will defend conservative Tennessee principles.