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Tennessee GOP Senate Race Heating Up: Joe Carr to Speak at BEAT LAMAR Forum in Nashville

TN State Rep. Joe Carr
Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of BEAT LAMAR, one of three local grassroots groups co-sponsoring the Nashville BEAT LAMAR Forum, which will be held at the Music City Sheraton on August 31, from 1 pm to 3:30 pm, said today that State Representative Joe Carr, who announced his candidacy for the United States Senate on Ralph Bristol’s 99.7 WWTN radio program in Nashville this morning, has been invited to be one of three featured speakers at the event.

The purpose of the forum is to hear from announced and potential challengers to Senator Lamar Alexander’s re-election bid in the August 2014 Republican primary.  In addition to Carr, the two other featured speakers will be Brenda Lenard and Kevin Kookogey. Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett was also invited, but he declined to accept the invitation.

Lenard is an announced candidate for the 2014 Republican nomination for the United States Senate from Tennessee. Kookogey is a potential candidate.

Ralph Bristol, host of the top rated radio program, Nashville’s Morning News heard weekdays on 99.7 FM WWTN, will serve as moderator of the event, and the Nashville Tea Party’s Ben Cunningham will be the master of ceremonies.

The public is invited to attend and ask questions of the featured speakers. In order to secure a spot, attendees are invited to sign up at the BEAT LAMAR  Forum event on Facebook.

The August 31 BEAT LAMAR Forum in Nashville is the first of five such forums that will be held around the state. Additional BEAT LAMAR Forums will be held in Memphis  on September 7  (co-sponsored with the MidSouth Tea Party), Chattanooga on September 14 (co-sponsored with the Chattanooga Tea Party), Maryville (co-sponsored with the Smoky Mountain Tea Party Patriots) on September 21, and Johnson City on September 28 (co-sponsored with the Tri-Cities Tea Party) .

About the featured speakers:

Joe Carr is a Republican Tennessee State Representative from Lascassas. First elected in 2008, Carr is the co-founder of the Tenth Amendment Caucus. He is the co-founder of Precision Concepts, a design engineering company, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

Kevin Kookogey is the immediate past chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party and President and Founder of Linchpins of Liberty: An American Leadership Development Enterprise. Kevin was the first to testify before the House Ways & Means Committee regarding the IRS' recent targeting of conservative groups.

Brenda Lenard is an announced candidate for the 2014 Republican nomination for the United States Senate in Tennessee.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Political Science from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

About the event co-sponsors:

The Coalition for a Constitutional Senate is an informal statewide group of more than 60 Tea Party and liberty organizations organized by Eric Stamper, co-founder of Sumner United for Responsible Government.

The Nashville Tea Party is the largest Tea Party group in middle Tennessee.

BEAT LAMAR is a project of the Real Conservatives National Committee, the conservative ground game independent expenditure SUPER PAC, which is located in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

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