Skip to comments.No surprises for Alexander and GOP incumbents
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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They fight harder against Conservative challengers than they do against the Rats.
Truer words never spoken.
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.
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 .
What a fraud Rand Paul turned out to be.
The job of a politician is to get reelected.
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.
Well, that’s what they think anyway.
So why would Rand embrace Alexander??
Conservative challengers could tear them away from the D.C. trough. Democrats probably can't, not in those states.
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.
Rand did NOT endorse Lamar!
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.
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.
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?
This should explain a bit about it...
Rand Paul aides say Lamar Alexander ad is not an endorsement
My off the top of head guess is that RP is playing the angles. Waiting to see if the Dump Lamar! winds intensify.
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.
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!!)
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.
More like “Rocky Flop”.
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.
I am NOT a fan of Orange!
That’s fine. But we will have more allies in the Orange nation that we will from Vandy or Tiger High.
No doubt about it. Infuriates me.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Maybe they think of themselves as Statesmen and not politicians.
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...