Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Larry Crim of Nashville said he “will never forget the Tennesseans we touched across Tennessee” as he congratulated Gordon Ball of Knoxville who won the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Thursday's federal primary.
“With my wife, Annette, and a small team of loyal supporters” said Mr. Crim, “we campaigned among the people of Tennessee at festivals, parades and community events. I believe Tennesseans we met appreciated our outreach effort and I am deeply grateful for their support.
Mr. Crim was the first announced Democratic candidate officially beginning in January 2013 and for a considerable time was the only opposition to incumbent U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee. He said he ran a “grass roots campaign to make a connection with Tennesseans because I believe that is what we are currently lacking in Washington.”
“We did a good job reaching people personally” said Mr. Crim, yet he acknowledged he needed more financial resources to “spread our grassroots campaign message to all Tennesseans”. He said “when Ball entered the race he brought personal finances to the table we were not able to match and which obviously helped his campaign through television ads, billboards and other media.”
Larry Crim congratulated Gordon Ball for “investing in his campaign and conducting himself in a positive manner.” Mr. Crim added, “It was my great pleasure to appear with Gordon at political party events across Tennessee “who has, to me, been a respectful and cordial candidate for public office.”
“What the people need most in Tennessee and in the United States” said Mr. Crim “is to work together to resolve problems affecting all the people. I pledge my support to those who are reaching out to all Tennesseans to bring us together in Tennessee and in the United States of America.”
Larry Crim is CEO of Christian Counseling Centers of America, Inc. a faith-based initiative providing professionally qualified and spiritually based counseling through Churches. Larry Crim is also chairman of Democrats United for Tennessee, Inc. a non profit organization making a connection by moving in a Tennessee direction. Mr. Crim said he will continue to be involved in bringing unity among and outreach for the Democratic candidates reaching out to and for all Tennesseans.