Chip Saltsman Joins Joe Carr Team For 4th District Congress

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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.


Evening Lane Closures On I-24 Tuesday-Thursday For Median Wall Repairs

Beginning Tuesday evening and again on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, between the hours of 8 p.m.-6 a.m., the TDOT bridge repair crew will be making permanent repairs to a damaged median barrier wall on I-24 East at mile marker 178.   The wall was severely damaged in a crash involving a jack knifed tractor trailer on July 28.   The crew will demolish the wall Tuesday ... (click for more)

Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, BARRY MALONE  207 SPEARS AVE CHATTANOOGA, 37405  Age at Arrest: 34 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County Booked for Previous Charges or Other Reason(s) --- AUSTIN, VICTOR JAMES  226 COUNTY ROAD 806 WHITEROCK, 35966  Age at Arrest: 26 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton ... (click for more)

Sheriff Hammond Is Right On The Muslim Threat

Sheriff Hammond is exactly correct on the Muslims in Tennessee.  He sees with clear eyes the problem with the Muslims in our state and country.  They do want to take over Tennessee.  Our politicians are selling us down the river and allowing the trouble makers to dig in like tics and suck out the life's blood of our Constitution and take us over.  They ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My September Garden

As we begin the annual pilgrimage into fall, I walk through my garden and, in the spirit of Orchids and Onions, I see colorful mums starting to flower at the same time dried-up weeds are begging to be pulled. So as we turn the calendar to September, here are some things that catch my eye: A COLORFUL MUM to Chattanooga State for unveiling the Michael Hennen Hospitality Center in ... (click for more)

Jumper, Ex-Baylor Star, To Start For Vols Against Bowling Green

When 25 th -ranked Tennessee plays Bowling Green on Saturday afternoon at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, former Baylor School standout Colton Jumper will be the Vols’ starting middle linebacker. The 6-foot-2-inch, 227-pound Jumper played at Baylor for coach Phil Massey and recorded 251 tackles, 39 tackles for loss, 22 sacks, two interceptions, caused five fumbles, recovered two ... (click for more)

County Schools Waiting On Report On Condition Of East Ridge High Stands

County school officials are awaiting a report from city of East Ridge inspectors on the condition of the concrete football stands at East Ridge High School. Lee McDade, assistant supt., said maintenance of the stands is up to the county schools. The concrete stands are currently roped off. The concrete complex includes a lower area with coaches' offices and player dressing ... (click for more)