Post Tagged with: "Lamar Alexander"

State Rep. Joe Carr won 40 percent of the vote for U.S. Senate on Thursday. Credit: Daniel Potter

Joe Carr’s Strong Turnout Shows Tea Party’s Strength, But Now They Must Wait Until 2018

August 12, 2014 at 5:40 pm

Tea Party upstart Joe Carr performed better than many had expected in his matchup with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, and political analysts say last week’s primary results shows that Tennessee has a strong base of more conservative voters.

Lamar Alexander gives his victory speech in Nashville after the AP calls the election. Credit: Emily Siner / WPLN

Sen. Lamar Alexander Accepts Republican Nomination With Bipartisan Message

August 8, 2014 at 12:25 am

Tea party challenger Joe Carr repeatedly accused Alexander of siding with Democrats. Alexander seemed to at least partially embrace that accusation during his acceptance speech.

Sen. Bob Corker speaks to reporters at the U.S. Embassy in Moldova. Since the most recent problems with VA wait times emerged, Corker has criticized plans to solve the problem because they add to the country's deficit. Credit: U.S. Embassy Moldova via Flickr

Bill To Reduce VA Backlog Passes Easily With No Help From Tennessee’s Senators

August 1, 2014 at 8:38 am

Republican Lamar Alexander, who is in a primary battle to keep his seat, did not vote. And Republican Bob Corker was one of the three to vote no.

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee) is running for a third term, pictured here at a recent announcement regarding expansion of Volkswagen's Tennessee plant. While he has campaigned in the state, he's almost entirely ignored his competition. Credit: TN Photo Services

After Months Of Avoidance, Lamar Alexander Acknowledges Challenger Joe Carr By Name

July 31, 2014 at 4:15 pm

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander has gone out of his way to avoid saying the name of his most viable opponent in the Republican Primary, until now.

Speaking on the Senate floor once debate began on the bill, Alexander characterized it as an example of 'runaway spending.'

Sen. Alexander Wants To Send The National Guard Back To The Mexican Border

July 11, 2014 at 7:43 am

As Congress considers what to do about the flood of unaccompanied minors flooding across the Mexican border, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander is calling to send guardsmen. At a hearing in Washington on Thursday, he advocated dispatching soldiers to parts of the border where there is no wall or fence.

Candidate George Flinn recently returned from a trip to McAllen, Texas. He used photos of him by the border in his most recent ad. Credit: Flinn for Senate

What Eric Cantor’s Loss Has To Do With Immigration Jabs At Lamar Alexander

July 10, 2014 at 4:34 am

In the final weeks of campaigning, two Republicans challenging Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander are harping on the same issue – illegal immigration. Both Memphis businessman George Flinn and Rutherford County state Rep. Joe Carr have released ads trying to tie Alexander to the current influx on the southern border.

Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Lamar Alexander of Tennessee address reporters Monday. The two were apparently talking to health care executives about what they'd like to see instead of Obamacare. They've also worked together on restoring fishing rights below dams operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Rand Paul’s Not Endorsing Lamar Alexander, But The Two Are Making A Point To Be Seen Together

June 30, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul made yet another appearance Monday with Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, who is facing a Tea Party primary challenger. While considered one of the most moderate Republicans in the Senate, Alexander has been working in recent months to look more conservative.

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) joined Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker of Tennessee at the Bluebird Cafe Monday to announce support for royalty reform. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Senators Say Royalty Reform Tougher Sell ‘Where Nobody Even Plays A Guitar’

May 12, 2014 at 3:56 pm

Three Republican senators sat on the small stage of Nashville’s Bluebird Café Monday morning flanked by some of the biggest songwriters in town. The lawmakers flew in to show support for legislation that might help hit-makers get paid more.

Sen. Lamar Alexander speaks alongside Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky State Rep. Jim DeCesare, Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell, and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman. Paul and Alexander are sponsoring legislation that will make it easier for states to set up charter schools. Image: Bradley George/WPLN

Two Words You Won’t Hear Lamar Alexander Say Right Now: Common Core

May 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander has been doing his best to avoid saying he supports Common Core education standards. The controversial benchmarks for what students should learn in each grade have become a campaign issue in several races, including Alexander’s.

For Tennessee Democrats, A US Senate Candidate They Won’t Have To Disown

For Tennessee Democrats, A US Senate Candidate They Won’t Have To Disown

January 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm

A Knoxville attorney said Friday he’s in the U.S. Senate race to win…and because somebody needs to run. The last time Tennessee elected a senator, Democrats wound up renouncing their candidate.

State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) is challenging Sen. Lamar Alexander, who is running for a third term. Credit: Carr for Senate via Facebook

Tenn State Rep ‘Wouldn’t Say A Word’ In Proposed Session With Congress

November 25, 2013 at 4:07 am

Tennessee lawmakers are still trying to schedule a time for the state’s entire Congressional delegation to drop by for a chat about states’ rights and federal powers. One of the Republicans pushing for what’s being called a “bi-lateral session” is also running for congress, though he says he’d be happy to sit out.

Democrat Throws Hat In U.S. Senate Ring, Crosses Fingers He Won’t Face Lamar Alexander

Democrat Throws Hat In U.S. Senate Ring, Crosses Fingers He Won’t Face Lamar Alexander

October 28, 2013 at 3:40 pm

A Democrat has entered Tennessee’s U.S. Senate race, just in case Lamar Alexander loses in the GOP primary.

Sen. Lamar Alexander talks with voters at the Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin. Alexander has appeared at numerous campaign events and fundraisers over the past few months, as he faces a primary challenge from State Rep. Joe Carr. Image. Sen. Lamar Alexander/Facebook

As Campaign Finance Numbers Trickle In, Lamar Alexander Pads Reelection War Chest

October 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm

Senator Lamar Alexander raised $838,000 for his reelection campaign in the third quarter. Fundraising numbers for candidates across Tennessee are starting to trickle in, despite furloughs at the Federal Election Commission.

Next Stop For The Tea Party Express: Tennessee’s U.S. Senate Primary?

Next Stop For The Tea Party Express: Tennessee’s U.S. Senate Primary?

August 21, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Leaders of the Tea Party Express took shots at Tennessee’s senior senator today. During an appearance in Nashville, the group said it’s willing to help fund a primary challenger to Lamar Alexander.

Rand Paul Hopes Sen. Alexander Wins Relection, But Stops Short Of Full Endorsement

Rand Paul Hopes Sen. Alexander Wins Relection, But Stops Short Of Full Endorsement

July 29, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul says he hopes Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander wins re-election, despite Tea Party groups who want to challenge the state’s senior Senator. But Paul is hedging when asked if he would officially endorse his GOP colleague.

TN Chamber, Farm Bureau: We Need Immigrants Who Can Stay

TN Chamber, Farm Bureau: We Need Immigrants Who Can Stay

June 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm

The Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Farm Bureau stood side-by-side with immigrant advocates Thursday to ask the U.S. Senate to pass immigration reform being considered this week. The organizations say they need the workers.

Alexander Breaks Out ‘The Tennessee Waltz’ For Girls State

Alexander Breaks Out ‘The Tennessee Waltz’ For Girls State

May 31, 2013 at 10:23 am

Sen. Lamar Alexander has a party trick that he pulls out from time to time. He plays the piano…quite well, actually. He’s been featured with several of Tennessee’s symphony orchestras, like a concert in 2009 to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Cades Cove.

TN Gun Control Advocates Ask Senators To Reconsider Background Checks

TN Gun Control Advocates Ask Senators To Reconsider Background Checks

May 29, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Tennessee’s two Republican senators have been dealmakers in the past, and gun control activists are asking them to cross the aisle again and support expanded background checks.

Sen. Alexander To Army Corps: This Dam Fishing Thing Has Gone Far Enough

Sen. Alexander To Army Corps: This Dam Fishing Thing Has Gone Far Enough

May 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm

If the Corps of Engineers won’t lift restrictions on fishing below dams, Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says he’ll place his own restrictions on the Corps’ spending.

Wanted: Tea Party Challenger to Sen. Alexander

April 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm

The Nashville Tea Party wants someone to take on Senator Lamar Alexander. The group sent out an email to its members this morning, asking them to sign a petition in support of a Republican primary challenger.