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No surprises for Alexander and GOP incumbents
AP via WJHL ^ | September ,

Posted on 09/01/2013 7:11:56 AM PDT by don-o

September 1, 2013 -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Faced with a potentially serious primary challenger, Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander was not about to sit back and wait.

The former two-term governor locked down endorsements, banked more than $3 million and linked arms with popular Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee. When conservative state Rep. Joe Carr announced he would challenge Alexander, the senator's team was ready.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: joecarr; lamar; lamaralexander; mikehuckabee; randsconcerntrolls; tennessee
Follow the geometry. Lines being drawn. Wagons being circled.
1 posted on 09/01/2013 7:11:56 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

They fight harder against Conservative challengers than they do against the Rats.


2 posted on 09/01/2013 7:16:34 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

Truer words never spoken.


3 posted on 09/01/2013 7:20:19 AM PDT by don-o (don-o - Member since August 30, 1998. Happy Anniversary to me!)
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To: don-o

If he is such a despised RINO, then none of that stuff matters.

Tenn. Conservatives need to do their job or stop complaining about him. You have no excuses.


4 posted on 09/01/2013 7:39:38 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: don-o

The airwaves in Nashville are full of anti Lamar and his phony lies.
I am funding and working for anyone taking out Liar Lamar, Mitchy poo, and Linda Grahnesty .

Where is the opposition to Johnny C in Texas .
He rammed thru amnesty .


5 posted on 09/01/2013 7:41:51 AM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty media out in full force)
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To: don-o
and linked arms with popular Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky

What a fraud Rand Paul turned out to be.


6 posted on 09/01/2013 7:56:26 AM PDT by Cinnamontea
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To: Timber Rattler

The job of a politician is to get reelected.


7 posted on 09/01/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: don-o

It’s September. It’s great to see people gearing up early to take out these charlatans instead of having them stroll back into office without a fight.


8 posted on 09/01/2013 8:00:24 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: AceMineral

Well, that’s what they think anyway.


9 posted on 09/01/2013 8:04:54 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: don-o

So why would Rand embrace Alexander??


10 posted on 09/01/2013 8:06:25 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Timber Rattler
They fight harder against Conservative challengers than they do against the Rats.

Conservative challengers could tear them away from the D.C. trough. Democrats probably can't, not in those states.

11 posted on 09/01/2013 8:10:43 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg
Conservative challengers could tear them away from the D.C. trough

I disagree. If you examine the career paths of "former" sens and reps, you'll see a huge percentage go into lobbying or hedge funds. The contacts they have developed continue to serve them well.

12 posted on 09/01/2013 8:14:27 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Rand did NOT endorse Lamar!


13 posted on 09/01/2013 8:16:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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The former two-term governor locked down endorsements, banked more than $3 million and linked arms with popular Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee.

14 posted on 09/01/2013 8:17:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ncalburt

The Rocky Top crowd will see to it that Lamar gets re-elected, but we (Tea Party) should put up one heck of a fight.


15 posted on 09/01/2013 8:19:03 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I was surprised by rhis article because I just couldn’t believe Rand Paul would endorse this putz, so I am vastly relieved that you, being from TN, say not so. Can you elaborate a little? Why are they saying this if it isn’t true? Is alexander’s campaign claiming this, and if they are, where is Paul’s denial?


16 posted on 09/01/2013 8:31:43 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

This should explain a bit about it...

Rand Paul aides say Lamar Alexander ad is not an endorsement
http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/jul/15/paul-aides-alexander-ad-is-not-endorsement/


17 posted on 09/01/2013 8:36:40 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: MestaMachine

https://www.google.com/search?q=Rand+Paul+on+lamar+Alexander&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

My off the top of head guess is that RP is playing the angles. Waiting to see if the Dump Lamar! winds intensify.


18 posted on 09/01/2013 8:38:22 AM PDT by don-o (don-o - Member since August 30, 1998. Happy Anniversary to me!)
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To: don-o
When have the Democrats ever worked with Republicans?

Compromise and bipartisanship simply means the Republican must cave and submit to the Democrats' demands. Why Alexander doesn't understand this, I don't know, but he is accepting the Left's premise.

He doesn't understand that "working together" is why people are pissed at Washington. Time for him to go, along with that disappointment Corker.

19 posted on 09/01/2013 8:49:29 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Coldwater Creek
The Rocky Top crowd will see to it that Lamar gets re-elected,

You might want to consider a different nickname for the entrenched power. The do not get to own Rocky Top. (Except they can have the WOOOOO!!)

20 posted on 09/01/2013 8:54:41 AM PDT by don-o (don-o - Member since August 30, 1998. Happy Anniversary to me!)
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To: Cinnamontea
What a fraud Rand Paul turned out to be.

Now, now, Runt Paul still has considerable capital on FR, rare to see Cruz mentioned without having Runt's named tacked into the article. Runt has an immigration plan that doesn't grant amnesty, but no one has to go home, win, win.

21 posted on 09/01/2013 9:01:57 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: don-o

More like “Rocky Flop”.


22 posted on 09/01/2013 9:02:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

It’s turning around. Be afraid. Very afraid. Maybe not this year, but payback is coming.

New Boss in town - NOT same as old boss.


23 posted on 09/01/2013 9:24:54 AM PDT by don-o (don-o - Member since August 30, 1998. Happy Anniversary to me!)
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To: don-o

I am NOT a fan of Orange!


24 posted on 09/01/2013 9:40:36 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (")
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To: Coldwater Creek

That’s fine. But we will have more allies in the Orange nation that we will from Vandy or Tiger High.


25 posted on 09/01/2013 9:45:32 AM PDT by don-o (don-o - Member since August 30, 1998. Happy Anniversary to me!)
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To: Timber Rattler

No doubt about it. Infuriates me.


26 posted on 09/01/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT by ncpatriot
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“The footage that Sen. Alexander’s campaign is using is from a public press conference in regards to a bill they both cosponsored,” spokesman Sergio Gor said. “At this time Senator Paul has not made an endorsement in this race.”

If this is true, he should tell alexander to stop using the footage as an implied endorsement. Perception is everything.


27 posted on 09/01/2013 9:59:52 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: MestaMachine

I don’t know if they’re still running the ad. Clearly, Lamar! is quite concerned about his renomination that he’s running ads a year ahead of time. Those that know him aren’t fooled. He’s been a phony from Jump Street.


28 posted on 09/01/2013 10:02:22 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Timber Rattler
They fight harder against Conservative challengers than they do against the Rats.

The reason they fight the Conservatives is because the Dems and Repubs that are NOW in Washington are "two supposedly different wings... but they're still ONE bird." It's become a ONE PARTY system.

We need a NEW party. One that actually represents Conservatives.

29 posted on 09/01/2013 1:10:49 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: AceMineral
The job of a politician is to get reelected.
Tell that to Mitt Romney. Or John McCain. Or Bob Dole. Or George HW Bush.

None of these guys ran as hard against their Democrat opponent as they did against their conservative challengers.

30 posted on 09/01/2013 1:30:18 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Maybe they think of themselves as Statesmen and not politicians.


31 posted on 09/01/2013 3:57:08 PM PDT by AceMineral (Some people are slaves of their own stupidity.)
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To: AceMineral
Have you seen/heard McConnell's ads attacking Bevin?

He's neither a Statesman nor a politician.


32 posted on 09/01/2013 4:21:27 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch
Have you seen/heard McConnell's ads attacking Bevin? He's neither a Statesman nor a politician.

Interestingly, that was Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst's tactics in his race against Ted Cruz.

Dewhurst was a nominal incumbent -- like McConnell. And Cruz was out of nowhere -- like Bevin.

The longer the campaign went, the dirtier Dewhurst's campaign became.

And look who won in the end...

33 posted on 09/01/2013 4:47:21 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: Coldwater Creek

Agreed


34 posted on 09/01/2013 8:01:56 PM PDT by ncalburt ( Amnesty media out in full force)
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