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Ramsey: Little Chance Of Carr Upsetting Alexander

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey said he sees little chance of state Representative Joe Carr upsetting U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander in next year's Republican primary.

Ramsey in a conversation with reporters on Wednesday cited his own experience as a 2010 gubernatorial candidate in which he was unable to overcome a vast fundraising disadvantage in the Republican primary won by Bill Haslam.

Asked about Carr's prospects for defeating Alexander, Ramsey responded: "I don't see it happening."

Carr last month abandoned his bid to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais to instead challenge Alexander for the U.S. Senate.

Alexander's campaign had $3.1 million on hand through the first half of the year, while Carr had about $275,000 from his House race.

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