Democrat Terry Adams joins US Senate race in Tennessee

Democrat Terry Adams joins US Senate race in Tennessee

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Democrat Terry Adams has announced he will run for the U.S. Senate next year.

Adams is a Navy veteran and a Knoxville attorney. He said in a release Monday that his campaign will seek to capitalize on infighting within the Republican Party, where state Rep. Joe Carr is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander for the nomination.

Adams noted that Democrats have prevailed in other states where tea party candidates bested establishment Republicans in the primary.

Adams' campaign treasurer is Nashville attorney Bob Tuke, a former state Democratic Party chairman who unsuccessfully ran against Alexander in 2008.

Others who have already announced for the race include Democrat Larry Crim and Republican Brenda Lenard.

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