Lascassas, TN– Rep. Joe Carr announced Tuesday that veteran GOP strategist Chip Saltsman has joined his team in his bid to win the GOP primary in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional district.
“We are excited that Chip will lead our team,” Rep. Carr stated. “Chip brings significant firepower and experience to our campaign. His excellent track record of managing both statewide and national campaigns is invaluable. Chip is a leader and proven winner in the conservative movement. I’m thankful for his friendship and for the opportunity to serve with him to advance the conservative principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility and state sovereignty that are among the pillars of American exceptionalism.”
Mr. Saltsman, a native Tennessean, was elected chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party in 1998. He later served as national campaign manager for Governor Mike Huckabee’s 2008 presidential campaign.
Mr. Saltsman said, “I’m very thankful to Rep. Carr for the opportunity to lead his team. Joe is an outstanding conservative leader with an outstanding record of leadership and accomplishment in making Tennessee a better place to live, work and raise families. Tennesseans in the 4th district have a clear choice in this election and a tremendous opportunity to send a conservative champion to Washington, DC. It’s clear our country is mired in both an economic and moral crisis. Joe’s principled, steady conservative leadership will reorient us toward our first principles and lead us through these storms.”
Prior to joining the Carr campaign, Mr. Saltsman managed Congressman Chuck Fleischmann’s campaigns in 2010 and 2012. He also served as Rep. Fleischmann’s chief of staff in between those campaigns.
In 2002, Mr. Saltsman began serving as senior political advisor to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist at VOLPAC, a political action committee.