US Rep. Black Takes Aim At Primary Challenger

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jul 19, 2016

Incumbent Diane Black isn't going to let a barrage of attacks from her Republican primary challenger Joe Carr go unreturned in the campaign for Tennessee's 6th Congressional District.

Black in a campaign speech in Gallatin on Tuesday specifically turned back claims by the Carr campaign that she had had a hand in redrawing her district to exclude him and that she received contributions from special interest groups.

Her campaign has also sent out mailers hitting Carr for seeking five different political offices in four years and for living outside the 6th District that stretches north and east from the Nashville suburbs.

Black's direct approach differs from U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, who largely chose to ignore Carr during his primary two years ago and only won re-nomination by 9 percentage points.