Nashville, TN – Former Republican Vice Presidential nominee and Governor Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) released the following statement on her Facebook page announcing her endorsement of TN State. Rep. Joe Carr for United States Senate:
“Thank you, Lamar Alexander, for the respect and integrity you’ve shown in your many years of public service in Washington. With the new challenges in D.C., the time has come for new leaders who are willing to stand up to the political establishments and the Obama administration and say, “no mas!” Unfortunately, advocating and voting for amnesty, cash for clunkers, bailouts, raising the debt ceiling, and many controversial Obama administration nominees has marred the incumbent’s record. It’s time for a change.
“Joe Carr is the new voice Tennessee needs in the U.S. Senate! Joe is a citizen legislator who brings his small business experience to bear in the Tennessee General Assembly. He’s stood up to those in his own party, fighting to enact some of the toughest illegal immigration legislation in the country and working to make Tennessee the 4th most business friendly state in the nation. Joe knows that government is most often the problem, not the solution, and he will work to reduce the size of our federal bureaucracy and always use the Constitution as his guide.
“It’s a disappointment that after so many years in office Senator Alexander has refused to debate Joe Carr in this campaign. Really, it’s pretty unbelievable because the good people of Tennessee deserve to hear from both these candidates to know who will be on their side and who will choose the Washington status quo.
“The conservative grassroots patriots in Tennessee have clearly spoken. When I visited there earlier this month, I was impressed by all the energy and momentum behind Joe Carr. Please join me in supporting him as the Volunteer State’s next Senator!”
Carr released the following statement thanking Gov. Palin for her support:
“A few weeks ago, as the campaign was gaining momentum, I asked Gov. Palin if she’d be willing to support my campaign against a well-entrenched, well-known member of the Washington establishment. Today, I am deeply humbled and honored that a conservative leader like Gov. Palin, who has played such a monumental role in shaping today’s conservative movement, has responded to my request for her help in this campaign against a broken status-quo that puts the interests of 11 million illegal immigrants ahead of Tennessee’s worker’s.
“Gov. Palin is right – the people of Tennessee deserve a vigorous and robust debate but Lamar Alexander believes everyone in Tennessee watches C-SPAN all-day hoping to catch a glimpse of him talking on the Senate floor. The people here deserve better – they deserve to know why Lamar Alexander voted for amnesty, approved Barack Obama’s hand-picked nominee to implement ObamaCare, where he stands on raising the gas tax and why he won’t publicly oppose Common Core.