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