Joe Carr Reacts to Chris McDaniel Senate Loss: The Fight Will Continue
As Tea Party challengers grappled with the stunning news that Sen. Thad Cochran had beaten the odds to win his primary against Chris McDaniel, Tennessee candidate for Senate Joe Carr vowed that the fight would continue.
“Make no mistake about it: the fight that Chris McDaniel started in Mississippi will continue here in Tennessee,” Carr announced in a statement to supporters late Tuesday night.
Carr specifically criticized the Cochran campaign for working to drive out Democrat supporters to win the runoff election.
According to the Associated Press, Cochran earned 50.8 percent of the vote, while McDaniel peaked with 49.2 percent.
"In recent weeks, we have seen the extraordinary lengths the Washington establishment will go to in order to protect one of their own,” Carr said. “Reports of efforts to court Democrats reveal how desperate so-called Republicans are to hold on to power - even at the expense of our own ideology.”
Carr is challenging establishment Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander in Tennessee, who is running for a third term.