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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

by / on January 10, 2014

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.

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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

by / on November 25, 2013

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.

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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

by / on October 28, 2013

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

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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

by / on October 15, 2013

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.

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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?

by / on August 21, 2013

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.

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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

by / on July 29, 2013

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.

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

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

by / on June 13, 2013

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.

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Alexander Breaks Out ‘The Tennessee Waltz’ For Girls State

Alexander Breaks Out ‘The Tennessee Waltz’ For Girls State

by / on May 31, 2013

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.

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TN Gun Control Advocates Ask Senators To Reconsider Background Checks

TN Gun Control Advocates Ask Senators To Reconsider Background Checks

by / on May 29, 2013

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.

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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

by / on May 8, 2013

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.

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Wanted: Tea Party Challenger to Sen. Alexander

by / on April 17, 2013

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.

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Gun Control Ad Targets Tennessee Senators

by / on April 12, 2013

Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are among the targets of a new television ad from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The spot calls for Senators to support an amendment requiring background checks for all gun sales, even at gun shows and online.

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Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

Congressmen Voice Support of Second Amendment After Obama Announcement

by / on January 16, 2013

Most of Tennessee’s Congressional delegation is either balking or staying silent in response to the gun control plan President Obama unveiled today.

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Alexander Says Medicaid Should Be Washington’s Problem

Alexander Says Medicaid Should Be Washington’s Problem

by / on January 9, 2013

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says the federal government should be fully responsible for Medicaid, which provides health care for the poor. And he’s willing to make a trade. Alexander floated the idea during a speech to the state’s General Assembly.

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Corker Compares Fiscal Cliff Vote to Eating a ‘You-Know-What Sandwich’

Corker Compares Fiscal Cliff Vote to Eating a ‘You-Know-What Sandwich’

by / on January 2, 2013

Tennessee’s two senators are defending their votes for a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. Both see it as means to shoring up Medicare and Social Security.

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TN Senators Speak Up as GOP Reps Keep Options Open

by / on December 14, 2012

Its no surprise Tennessee’s senators are the ones going out on a limb and talking specifics about what they could live with in a fiscal cliff deal. A Vanderbilt political science professor says they won’t be the ones making a tough vote.

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Election Undecided, But College Chorus Wins

Election Undecided, But College Chorus Wins

by / on November 1, 2012

No matter who’s elected President of the United States, one thing is known – a choir from Tennessee will sing at his inauguration.

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Alexander Signs on to Cooper’s ‘No Budget, No Pay’

by / on September 24, 2012

Legislation originating from Nashville Democrat Jim Cooper has gained the support of Tennessee’s most senior Republican in Washington. Sen. Lamar Alexander says he’s signing onto the “No Budget, No Pay” act.

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Alexander Maintains No Limit Position During Disclose Act Debate

by / on July 30, 2012

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander says he should be able to raise as much money as possible from whomever will give it, so long as he discloses his donors.

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Alexander Considers Guard Delays a Waste of Money

by / on May 23, 2012

Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander today questioned a delay for changes to the missions of Air National Guard units in Nashville and Memphis.

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