Fox analyst to keynote Carr event

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LASCASSAS — Fox News Political Analyst Dick Morris will be the keynote speaker at Republican state Rep. Joe Carr’s annual T-Bones Politics fundraiser on Sept. 24, Carr announced Tuesday.

“We will conduct the state’s first certified presidential straw poll for the Republican primary,” said Carr, who resides on a farm in the Lascassas community northeast of Murfreesboro.

The event at 4707 Lascassas Pike northeast of Murfreesboro will also provide live musical entertainment. T-Bones Politics will be held for the sixth year in a row in a huge equipment shed that Carr said he’s leasing from property owners Trent and Laura Messick.

Last year’s event drew more than 400 people to see Andrew Card, who served as chief of staff for former President George W. Bush.

Carr expects this year’s event to draw more than 600 at $50 per ticket. Organizers will be setting up tents to handle any crowds that can’t fit into the main equipment shed.

“I am thrilled to have a brilliant political mind in Dick Morris headline this year’s T-Bones Politics,” said Carr, who is paying Morris a speaker’s fee. “Dick has a unique perspective on what we’re seeing happening in Washington right now, and I’m eager to hear his insight.”

Money raised from the event will benefit Tennessee Republican legislative candidates in the 2012 election.

The Tennessee Republican Party will be helping Carr organize the event.

“T-Bones Politics is one of the premier Republican events every year, and this year’s event will be no exception,” state GOP Chairman Chris Devaney said. “Having Dick Morris as the headliner and a presidential straw poll should make this a can’t-miss event for the politically active.”

Carr represents the 48th District, which covers northeast, southeast, south and southwest parts of Rutherford County.

In addition to Morris’ role as political analyst for Fox News, he contributes a weekly column for the New York Post and columns and blogs for The Hill. Morris has also authored several books. His latest, “Revolt! How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs,” was released in March.

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