Ryan Harring, Republican candidate for the 48th district of the Tennessee General Assembly, raised almost twice as much funds as his incumbent opponent Rep. Joe Carr during the last quarter.
“It is obvious to everyone that Joe Carr is not interested in campaigning,” Harring said. “He thinks he will just walk into re-election and that he’s entitled to it but I’m working hard to earn the votes of the people in this district and while I’m trending upwards, his support continues to dwindle.”
Reports filed by Harring and Rep. Carr to the Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance earlier this month state that they raised $6,790.00 and $3,650.00 respectively from April-June 2012.
“What this clearly shows and what I’m hearing from voters over and over again is that it’s time for someone
new,” Harring said. “People know that I am the taxpayer’s friend in this race and that I am not a career
politician who represents the same old establishment politics that I believe Tennesseans are tired of.”
According to the Campaign Finance Reports, Harring’s contributions were made by individual donors whereas all of Rep. Carr’s were comprised of special interest groups from outside the district last quarter.
“My donors are concerned citizens who want to see a fresh conservative perspective brought back into this
office by someone who is going to represent Tennesseans’ values,” Harring said. “Rep. Carr appears to be
more concerned with the special interests that fund him than the individual people he represents.”