Carr mulling bid for chairman of Tennessee GOP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former state Rep. Joe Carr, who in August won 41 percent of the vote in his primary challenge of U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, says he is mulling a bid for chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party.
Carr told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1qAoATi ) on Monday that he was still undecided about whether to challenge current Chairman Chris Daveney, who is seeking a fourth term.
Carr's campaign against Alexander was heavy on tea party themes that included opposing Common Core education standards and criticizing the incumbent's vote for an overhaul of immigration laws as "amnesty."
While Alexander only won the GOP nomination to another term by 9 percentage points, he ended up winning the general election over Democrat Gordon Ball by 30 percentage points.
The GOP's executive committee elects the party chairman.