Five hundred folks showed up to hear Laura Ingraham use more metaphors than your average Nashville Scene sports columnist:
Comparing U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to an old sweater, a hooked fish, beige wallpaper and a baseball player who has struck out, Ingraham urged listeners to believe Carr, a three-term state representative from Lascassas, can upset the incumbent senator in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.
Things aren't going well for Democratic Senate hopeful Terry Adams in the war-chest department:
The Knoxville attorney reported having just $10,507 in cash on hand and $4,500 in debt.
Adams faces multimillionaire Gordon Ball, a fellow Knoxville lawyer, in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary.
His disclosure to the Federal Election Commission shows he raised just $19,560 from April 1 through June 30 and spent $31,302. Adams' total money raised since announcing earlier this year was just $80,358.
Adams also made a $3,600 loan to the campaign last quarter, bringing the total amount he has loaned or guaranteed to $8,100 for the campaign cycle.
Scott DesJarlais gets the NRA's nod:
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has endorsed Congressman Scott DesJarlais in the Republican primary for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District.
According to the NRA, Congressman DesJarlais has earned an “A” rating from the organization for his “consistent and proven voting record” of supporting Second Amendment rights and in opposition to President Obama’s gun control agenda.
“I am honored to have received this endorsement by the NRA, an organization supported by gun owners all across Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District,” said Congressman DesJarlais. “When I ran for Congress, I promised I would never compromise when it came to protecting our right to keep and bear arms. I am proud to have held the line time and time again against the Obama administration’s unconstitutional attempts to curtail our Second Amendment rights.”