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  • No front-runner for President, says Haley Barbour

    05/04/2015 6:33:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | May 4, 2015 | Georgiana Vines
    Republican heavyweight Haley Barbour said Monday "no true" front-runner exists among the various Republicans announcing for president or those expected to become candidates in 2016. Whoever it is can't just run against the policies of Democratic President Barack Obama but has to "give something to be for" particularly in improving the economy, creating jobs and bringing down the national debt, he said. Barbour made the comments at a news conference before speaking at the annual Lincoln Dinner of the Knox County Republican Party at Rothchild catering center in West Knoxville. Some 325-350 people attended based on table arrangements for 400....
  • Senate rejects linking Iran's support for terrorism to nuke deal (Senators voted 45-54)

    04/29/2015 4:38:28 PM PDT · by maggief · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jordain Carney
    Senators on Wednesday blocked a Republican push to tie Iran's support of terrorism to a final deal on the country's nuclear program. Senators voted 45-54 on the amendment from Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), which would have required President Obama to certify as part of a diplomatic deal that Iran hasn't carried out or directly supported an act of terror against the United States or a U.S. citizen. Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Bob Corker (Tenn.), David Perdue (R-Ga.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Orrin Hatch (Utah) and John McCain (Ariz.) voted with Democrats against the amendment....
  • Reid 'heartened' that seven GOP senators didn't sign Iran letter

    03/11/2015 8:55:52 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 3/11/15 | Jordan Carney
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday praised the Republican senators who declined to sign a controversial open letter to Iran. "I'm heartened ... that a few Republicans, seven to be exact, didn't sign the letter. That's nice. Seven out of 54, certainly seven better than nothing," Reid said from the Senate floor. The open letter, signed by 47 Senate Republicans, states that any deal reached on Iran's nuclear program could be overturned “with the stroke of a pen” after President Obama leaves the White House in 2017. Republican Sens. Bob Corker (Tenn.), Susan Collins (Maine), Jeff Flake (Ariz.),...
  • Senators grapple with how much students should be tested

    01/21/2015 11:35:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 21, 2015 2:30 PM EST | Kimberly Hefling
    The federal mandate to test U.S. school kids annually was at the center of a Senate panel’s work on Wednesday to fix the long outdated No Child Left Behind education law. […] Many educators and parents have complained that the law led to teaching to the test and too much test preparation, but supporters of the mandate such as civil rights and business groups said it’s a critical way to ensure that historically underserved groups of students are learning before it’s too late to help them. […] Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee,...
  • Branstad wants to keep GOP event, end straw vote

    12/15/2014 3:06:55 AM PST · by iowamark · 14 replies
    Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 12/14/2014 | Rod Boshart
    DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad says he would support a statewide Republican fundraising event in Ames next summer where GOP presidential hopefuls are invited to speak as long as no vote is taken as had been the practice during past straw polls that have been the focus of controversy. Branstad added that he did not want to see Iowa face possible sanctions that could cost delegates to the 2016 Republican national convention for conducting a poll in advance of the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses that could run afoul of new party rules. “I’m willing to agree to a statewide meeting...
  • No Child Left Behind gets renewed focus

    12/01/2014 11:22:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 1, 2014 11:43 AM EST | Kimberly Hefling
    The No Child Left Behind education law could be making a political comeback. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee Republican who is the incoming chairman of the Senate committee overseeing education, says his top education priority is fixing the landmark Bush-era law. His goal? Get a bill signed by President Barack Obama early next year. Doing so will require bipartisanship that’s been elusive since the law, primarily designed to help minority and poor children, came up for renewal in 2007. …
  • TENNESSEE TRAITORS – Lamar Alexander (R) & Bob Corker (R)

    12/28/2010 6:30:16 PM PST · by Whenifhow · 24 replies · 2+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 12-28-2010 | AJ
    Backroom deals won’t do Tennessee much good if America’s national security is compromised. Tennessee Senators Lamar Alexander (R) and Bob Corker (R) must not have considered national security when they decided to vote in favor of ratifying the dangerous New START Treaty. They also failed to research Russia’s alliance with countries like Iran, China, North Korea and Venezuela. It appears the Tennessee Senators were interested in bringing home the pork at the expense of our nation’s security. Zachary Roth’s December 23rd article states: “It will likely include more than $6 billion dollars for a uranium processing facility, to be built...
  • Lamar Alexander's new campaign ad: 'trust me' (TN/US Senate)

    10/20/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 17 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Monday October 20, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - In a just-released TV ad, Republican U.S. Sen Lamar Alexander is again linking Democratic opponent Gordon Ball to President Barack Obama and asks voters to "trust me." The television ad, Alexander's third, features the senator speaking directly to the camera, saying, "These are serious times, and here’s the choice. A vote for my opponent is just one more vote for Barack Obama’s agenda. "Trust me with your vote," Alexander continues. "It could mean a new Senate majority that will stand up to terrorism, secure our borders, and make it easier to find a job. And finally, we’ll begin...
  • How Scott Brown Got it Right

    10/16/2014 1:49:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Alex Smith
    The contrast between New Hampshire’s two candidates for U.S. Senate couldn’t have been clearer this past weekend. In one town, Senator Jeanne Shaheen spoke to the International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers over a pancake breakfast, and in another, former Senator Scott Brown received a rowdy and enthusiastic reception at a tailgate organized by College Republicans at the University of New Hampshire. It sounds like a normal weekend in October, so why the significance? I can’t help but marvel at the juxtaposition: a traditional, pre-planned campaign event with the candidate as the main attraction and the other, a tailgate loosely organized...
  • Lamar! Win Not Reassuring!

    08/12/2014 9:16:25 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    In a piece that came out election night, but reads as if it had been written two weeks earlier after a lunch with Lamar Alexander’s pollster, WaPo‘s Sean Sullivan and Robert Costa write: “The Tennessee Republican easily won his primary Tuesday against a conservative insurgent who sought to bury him over his vote [for amnesty 'comprehensive immigration reform'] … snip The success of Alexander [and 'comprehensive' backers] Graham, Collins and Ellmers could be just the evidence pro-reform Republicans have been desperately searching for to coax House leaders into action.” On her Friday show, Laura Ingraham rightly held up this piece...
  • Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win

    08/11/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 11, 2014 | Tony Lee
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)It didn't take long for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to embrace amnesty again. As soon as he won his Senate primary election against conservative Joe Carr, Alexander said it was "embarrassing" that Republicans have not yet passed a bill. Never mind that Alexander spent nearly his entire primary campaign trying to convince voters that he was against "amnesty" and would never dare to embrace it before the primary election. “I don’t know how it will affect our politics in the near term," Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. “I think it’s embarrassing for us not to deal with...
  • Is Lamar in Trouble?

    07/28/2014 6:11:01 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | July 28, 2014 | Michael Warren
    Lamar Alexander, the two-term Republican senator from Tennessee, is in a strong position to win reelection this November. But only if he can get through his August 7 primary. Polling has been scarce in the race between Alexander and his GOP primary challenger, state representative Joe Carr, though the incumbent enjoys advantages in fundraising and name recognition (Alexander twice served as governor in the 1980s). An independent poll in January found Carr down by 40 points. But with Carr getting somewhat of a boost from endorsements by radio host Laura Ingraham and former Alaska governor Sarah Palin, an independent outside...
  • The Lamarer

    07/18/2014 10:36:57 PM PDT · by DavidCrockett · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 07/18/2014 | DavidCrockett
    The Lamarer is a grassroots video rebuttal to Lamar Alexander's campaign claims that he is a conservative.The Lamarer
  • Rand Paul Teams Up with Lamar Alexander for Healthcare Roundtable

    06/27/2014 5:27:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has yet to endorse a candidate in the Tennessee primary, but incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander has already recruited him for an event in his state. The two senators will host a healthcare roundtable discussion in Nashville on June 30 with Tennessee healthcare executives and professionals to discuss the effects of Obamacare. Although the discussion is closed to the press, the two senators will hold media availability after the event. As he faces primary challenger Joe Carr in the fall, Alexander has touted his work with Sen. Paul in campaign ads – particularly on the Freedom to...
  • Mike Huckabee Stars in New Ad Endorsing Lamar Alexander

    06/27/2014 2:19:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | June 27, 2014 | Charlie Spiering
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has just unleashed his latest endorsement for re-election. It comes from former Gov. Mike Huckabee. Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate, has a strong following of social conservatives and activists drawn to his populist political message. "He's been your governor, university president, America's secretary of education. He brought the automobile industry to Tennessee," Huckabee explains in the ad. "Lamar Alexander is now a remarkable senator that Tennessee needs to return to office." (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Alexander has released a series of endorsements in recent days, including that of country music star Kix Brooks and former...
  • PHILLIPS: Senator Amnesty doubles down on stupid

    06/24/2014 11:43:04 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/23/14 | Judson Phillips
    Senator Amnesty, Lamar Alexander, from Tennessee has managed to double down on stupid. Mr. Alexander is clearly working on becoming the next Eric Cantor. Mr. Alexander voted along with a lot of other senators for the so-called “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill. Mr. Alexander was one of 14 Republican senators who broke ranks and voted for amnesty. Given how red Tennessee is and given how unpopular amnesty is among the Republican base, a sane candidate would be distancing himself from that vote. Not Mr. Alexander. Mr. Alexander doubled down on stupidity in a comment that was first published by the...
  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • TN Senate Challenger: Lamar Alexander is the Next Eric Cantor

    06/11/2014 12:30:51 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 31 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/11/14
    Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr, who is challenging incumbent Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), predicted that Alexander will go the way of House Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor in an appearance on CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" on Wednesday. Carr stated, “Sen. Alexander has a similar problem that Leader Cantor had in that he's out of touch with his Republican base in Tennessee.” Like Cantor’s primary challenger, Dave Brat, Carr says that immigration is a strong area of contrast between him and his primary challenger, he declared “the problem Lamar Alexander has and so many of the establishment Republicans have, is...
  • The next Dave Brat

    06/12/2014 5:59:00 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 11 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 12, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Washington remains in shock today, two days after an unknown college professor upset House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in the Republican primary for Virginia’s 7th Congressional District. The political earthquake is still reverberating around D.C. And many people are now asking, “Who is the next Dave Brat?” His name is Joe Carr, and he’s taking on Lamar Alexander, the liberal Republican senator from Tennessee.
  • 'Tennessee is the next Mississippi'

    06/09/2014 2:11:31 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 10 replies
    The Nashville Post ^ | June 9, 2014 | J.R. Lind
    Joe Carr has picked up more endorsements from fellow state legislators, announcing it in an email that brags that Tennessee is the next Mississippi: The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign today announced the endorsements of East Tennessee Representatives Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport), Timothy Hill (R- Blountville), and Micah Van Huss (R- Jonesborough).... "During our time in the House, I got to know Joe Carr as my widely respected colleague," Rep. Timothy Hill said. "He is a true fighter for our conservative values and will do just what he did in the State House when he gets to the US Senate, stand...
  • The Senate battle no one is talking about

    05/26/2014 7:14:30 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Primary battles in Tennessee tend to be very heated affairs. This is not entirely due to the fact that Tennessee holds its primaries in the first week of August as the temperature and humidity sail north of 90 degrees in many parts of the state. While Tennessee’s primary is late compared to many others, what is really surprising is that no one is talking about the Senate primary.... Alexander has amazing, if not almost universal, name recognition throughout Tennessee. Yet he could be the senator the tea party knocks off this year.
  • Tea party vs. establishment as primary season opens - The Washington Post

    05/05/2014 3:52:41 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 11 replies
    WASHINGTONPOST.COM ^ | Monday, May 5, 12:19 PM | Dan Balz
    Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. A major subplot of this year’s midterm elections is the competition between the Republican establishment and the tea party wing of the party. The establishment is fighting back, but has the tea party already won? The general election is still six months off. But Tuesday opens the summer preseason of intraparty contests, which starts with an important primary in North Carolina. Between now and the end of June, more than two dozen states will hold primary elections. After a July break, the preseason will...
  • Poll: Lamar Alexander Ahead of Primary Challenger, Under 50 Percent

    05/22/2014 12:10:43 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 65 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | May 22, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) is well ahead of his Republican primary challenger but polling under 50 percent a few months ahead of his August primary, a new poll provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows. Alexander leads Tea Party-backed state Rep. Joe Carr 44-20, the Triton Polling poll of approximately 1037 likely GOP primary voters and conducted Wednesday this week found. The poll was commissioned by Tea Party Nation.
  • Replace Lamar With Carr - And Response

    05/19/2014 4:53:45 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 3 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | May 19, 2014 | Jo Peckinpaugh
    I enjoy reading Roy Exum's columns. We're often on opposite sides of the fence, but we can all learn from listening to those with opposing views.. and occasionally I find we’re in agreement. For example, in response to: Lamar Alexander's Joke … I agree with his assessment of Alexander's 'pandering bill, which is as lukewarm as fresh spit…' Ha. I love horses too, but gotta say, Alexander's performance on the treatment of horses pales in comparison to the anguish he continues to create for Tennesseans. Alexander supported Obamacare by opposing Ted Cruz's plan to defund it. He voted yes to...
  • GOP Senators Push for Tougher Response to Putin

    04/30/2014 2:57:46 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/30/14 | KRISTINA PETERSON
    Frustrated with President Barack Obama’s reaction to Russian action in Ukraine, a group of Republican senators said Wednesday they will introduce legislation outlining a more muscular response. “What we’ve seen from the administration is a lot of rhetoric,” Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the Foreign Relations Committee, said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. The White House has been dealing “with the situation after something bad has already occurred,” he said. Earlier this week, violence flared up in another area of Ukraine that hugs the Russian border, as the new government in Kiev criticized local police...
  • Carr Beats Lamar – Wins Middle Tennessee GOP Straw Poll

    04/28/2014 4:28:21 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 27 replies
    Nashville, TN – This past Saturday Representative Joe Carr overwhelmingly won the Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group straw poll in Manchester, receiving 52 votes to just 9 votes for Senator Alexander. The Southern Middle Tennessee Republican Leadership Group held the straw poll following their Red State Debate event for all Republican candidates running in Southern Middle Tennessee. “Tennesseans are looking for a Senator that will stand up to DC special interests and fight for Conservative values. These results show that our message is resonating with grassroots Republican voters who will no longer tolerate Senator Alexander’s special interest focused agenda,”...
  • White House Solicited Millions in Private Funding for Obamacare Outreach

    04/21/2014 3:22:34 PM PDT · by Siegfried X · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 04/21/2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The White House and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) solicited millions in donations from private health care companies for a nonprofit organization to promote Obamacare, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The GAO released a report on Monday following a request from Republican senators to investigate HHS’s coordination with Enroll America, a “nonprofit, nonpartisan” organization founded by former White House staffers. The report noted that former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius contacted the CEOs of five organizations last year to “solicit support” for Enroll America, which it would use to promote Obamacare. Additionally, the report links the...
  • Sen. Alexander touts bipartisanship in Sevierville visit

    04/20/2014 2:08:58 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 18 replies
    The Mountain Press (Sevier County, Tennessee) ^ | April 19, 2014 | Kenneth Burns
    Sevierville — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Thursday that even if Republicans retake the Senate this year, it “is going to be very divided. It’ll take a bipartisan coalition to pass anything.” Last year, Tennessee tea party and conservative groups criticized Alexander in an open letter, telling him that the country “can no longer afford bipartisanship and compromise.” “I learned to count in the Maryville city schools,” the Tennessee Republican said. “We have 45 Republicans, and it takes 60 senators to pass anything that’s important. So you have to work with people on the other side to get a result....
  • George Flinn announces plan to run against Lamar Alexander

    04/01/2014 4:50:04 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 16 replies
    Memphis Business Journal ^ | April 1, 2014 | Ed Arnold
    Local physician and owner of Flinn Broadcasting, George Flinn, has pulled a petition to challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the coming Republican primary. Flinn joins 11 other candidates who have pulled petitions for the Republican primary, the most known among them is state Rep. Joe Carr. In February, a poll conducted on behalf of Alexander showed the Tennessee senator with a commanding lead over Carr. Flinn, who has served on the Shelby County Commission, lost a previous bid for the 8th District U.S. House seat in 2010. Flinn tried again in 2012, running against incumbent Rep. Steve Cohen, who...
  • Mitch McConnell and NRSC to Host D.C. Fundraiser for ObamaCare Sympathizer Thom Tillis

    03/26/2014 6:01:58 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    4-traders.com ^ | 3/26/14
    WASHINGTON, March 24 -- FreedomWorks issued the following news release: Tonight, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) headquarters is hosting a fundraiser for North Carolina moderate and Senatorial candidate Thom Tillis. Headlining the fundraiser invite was a "who's who" of beltway establishmentarians, including Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Lamar Alexander, and Senator Richard Burr. Attendees must pay a minimum of $1,000 per PAC or $500 per person to rub elbows with the D.C. elite. According to the Washington Post, (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2014/03/21/nrsc-chairman-obamacare-has-helped-dramatically-expand-senate-map/) NRSC Chairman Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) explained today that playing in races like this one are a priority because the "map and...
  • SEN. LAMAR ALEXANDER: 'LET'S DON'T TALK ABOUT COMMON CORE'

    03/24/2014 8:13:13 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Mar 2014, 6:17 PM PDT | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    Under increasing pressure because of his support for the Common Core standards, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said Saturday, “Let’s don’t talk about Common Core.” “Let’s talk about standards,” Alexander continued. “Education is not just a problem in West Tennessee. It’s a problem in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee.” As the Jackson Sunem> reported, Alexander said, “I’d like to see a discussion about standards with no national school board,” continuing to cite an issue called the “national school board” that has never been put forward on either the federal or state level. Alexander is being challenged by conservative state Rep. Joe...
  • Sen. Lamar Alexander Says 'No National School Board' After Promoting Common Core with Jeb Bush

    03/24/2014 5:33:10 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 12 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/22/14 | Susan Berry
    Just one day after U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) appeared with Common Core champions former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) at an education roundtable event, Alexander sent out an email to voters with a headline that read, “No National School Board,” and a message that left out the words “Common Core.” Alexander, who is fighting to hold onto his Senate seat, appears to be urging voters to notice that he is against the formation of a “National School Board” and will vote against it when the measure is raised. The problem is, there is...
  • Eye on GOP Senate mid-term challenges: Matt Bevin, Kentucky – Joe Carr, Tennessee

    02/22/2014 4:47:46 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 12 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | February 22, 2014 | Judson Phillips
    Washington – The battle for control of the United States Senate is heating up. Two primary challengers to watch are Matt Bevin fighting Mitch McConnell for the nomination in Kentucky, and Joe Carr fighting Lamar Alexander in Tennessee. The mid-terms don’t get as much national press as they should considering how important their outcome is to the future of America. America should pay attention to who is running across the country and ask serious questions about who the GOP is supporting those races. There are a number of groups that rate Senators and Congressmen overall and on different issues, helping...
  • Lamar Alexander Plummeting in Poll

    02/11/2014 8:04:01 PM PST · by Qbert · 16 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/11/2014 | volunteerstate
    RINO stumbling ? New polling data released today shows Lamar Alexander losing ground in Volunteer state wide polling. Ken Buck, director of the MTSU (Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro) poll , said that Alexander’s approval  level has dropped from 54% approval down to 43% among all voters.  The trend was worse among independent voters, plunging 22 points to a 36% approval , down from 58%. Republicans were 29% favoring Alexander in his primary against (largely unknown) state representative Joe Carr. Fourteen percent of Republicans favor “SOMEONE ELSE” and 8% favor Carr , a tea party favorite. Forty five percent were...
  • Joe Carr: Lamar Alexander Negotiated Surrender and Ended the Fight to Defund Obamacare

    01/26/2014 1:47:12 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 14 replies
    TCOT Report ^ | January 24, 2014 | Christina Botteri
    The Tennessean today published a hard-hitting op-ed by Tea Party backed US Senate candidate Joe Carr that questioned incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) actual opposition to Obamacare, calling it little more than ‘lip service.’
  • Senator's former chief-of-staff arrested over child porn videos commits suicide

    01/24/2014 12:02:14 PM PST · by Maigrey · 12 replies
    DailyMail UK ^ | 24 January 2014 | Daily Mail reporter and Ryan Gorman
    A former chief of staff for Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, has been found dead after committing suicide while awaiting court proceedings on child pornography charges. Jesse Ryan Loskarn's lifeless body was found Thursday by family members in their Sykesville, Maryland, home, and officials told MailOnline the former Senate staffer killed himself by hanging.
  • Senate GOP Aide Arrested on Child Porn Charges Found Dead of Suspected Suicide

    01/24/2014 11:39:14 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/24/14 | AP
    <p>A former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has been found dead in Maryland, just weeks after the former staffer’s arrest on child pornography charges.</p>
  • Ryan Loskarn, the former aide to Sen. Alexander facing child porn charges, found dead

    01/24/2014 11:01:15 AM PST · by don-o · 20 replies
    AP - via WJHL ^ | January 24, 2014 | DAVID DISHNEAU
    SYKESVILLE, MD (AP) - The Maryland medical examiner's office says a former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander hanged himself in his parents' home, just weeks after his arrest on child pornography charges.
  • Senate staffer arrested on child pornography charges found dead

    01/24/2014 9:38:17 AM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/24/14 | Rebecca Shabad
    The former chief of staff to Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) arrested on child pornography charges last month has been found dead, according to police. Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, died in an apparent suicide in his parents' house in Sykesville, Md., two other sources familiar with the matter said. A release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Department said Loskarn was found in the home's basement and was unresponsive when authorities arrived after 12 p.m. A preliminary investigation indicated that Loskarn had committed suicide, the sheriff's office said in a release. It said Loskarn's body had been transported to the State Medical...
  • Sources: Ryan Loskarn dead in suspected suicide (Lamar Alexander aide)

    01/24/2014 9:12:51 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 1/24/14 | John Bresnehan and Manu Raju
    Jesse Ryan Loskarn, a one-time star staffer who was the former top aide to Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, was found dead Thursday afternoon following charges he possessed and distributed child pornography, according to three people familiar with the matter. Loskarn, 35, is believed to have committed suicide. Loskarn’s sharp and sudden downfall stunned Capitol Hill, given his reputation as a well-regarded and savvy operative who was close to GOP senators, powerful political aides and members of the media. He was arrested last month by U.S. Postal Service investigators on charges that he possessed and distributed child pornography following a...
  • Lamar Alexander’s Chief Of Staff Investigated For Child Pornography

    12/11/2013 2:17:23 PM PST · by GailA · 24 replies
    WREG TV ^ | 12/11/13 | George Brown
    (Washington, D.C.) U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says the home of his Chief of Staff is being searched. Alexander says the search is related to allegations involving child pornography with Ryan Loskarn who has been his COS since November of 2011. In a statement, Alexander said he is, “stunned, surprised and disappointed by what I have learned. Based on this information, I immediately placed Mr. Loskarn on administrative leave without pay. The office is fully cooperating with the investigation.”
  • Senate Conservatives Fund roils GOP

    09/30/2013 5:46:59 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 57 replies
    politico.com ^ | 9/29/13 | Anna Palmer and Manu Raju
    There’s a new public enemy No. 1 in Senate GOP circles, and it’s not Ted Cruz. It’s the Senate Conservatives Fund, an organization that used to prop up underdog conservative candidates but now is training its fire mainly on Republican incumbents — rather than Democrats. The group has ginned up anger on the far-right towards Republican senators for refusing to use a government shutdown threat as leverage to defund Obamacare — a campaign that has been good for its bottom line. Since it started engaging in the defund Obamacare campaign, the group brought in the vast majority of the $3.5...
  • 5 Republicans Who Deserve To Lose Their Jobs Over Their Shutdown Behavior

    10/15/2013 6:35:21 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-15-2013 | John Hawkins
    You don't go on television during a shutdown and tell the world that your party is shutting down the government. You don't go out and take vicious shots at other Republicans for advocating the strategy your party is engaged in, especially when you don't have the cahones to go after Democrats the same way. If conservative Republicans like Justin Amash and Tim Huelskamp were punished for not being deferential enough to leadership, how is it that establishment Republicans can actively work to undermine the Republican Party during a shutdown fight and get a complete pass? If these mediocrities are so...
  • Lamar Alexander Tries to Hide Health Care Record

    08/29/2013 5:42:32 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 12 replies
    Senate Conservatives Fund ^ | August 29, 2013 | Matt Hoskins
    Lamar Alexander is airing a new TV ad against Obamacare in Tennessee in an attempt to hide his vote to fund Obamacare's implementation and his support for an individual mandate Alexandria, VA -- Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) responded Thursday to the television ad released by the re-election campaign of U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), which says he stood up to President Obama on Obamacare. Alexander's TV ad includes a clip of an exchange he had with the President at the White House health care summit on February 25, 2010. However, it conveniently leaves out any mention of Alexander's vote to...
  • Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker blasted by tea party leaders as 'gutless cowards'

    08/22/2013 12:06:04 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    WIBR/10 | Aug 21, 2013 | By Michael Cass / The Tennessean
    Gannett link only: http://www.wbir.com/news/article/285413/2/Lamar-Alexander-Bob-Corker-blasted-by-tea-party-leaders-as-gutless-cowards
  • Lamar Alexander Has No Conservative Ideals

    08/20/2013 6:34:48 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 9 replies
    RedState.com ^ | August 20th, 2013 at 04:07 PM | Daniel Horowitz
    The media is finally realizing that there is a growing wave of conservative grassroots support to throw out the failed Republican leaders who currently waste conservative seats in Washington. The latest flaccid Republican who is gaining a lot of attention is Senator Lamar Alexander. Earlier today, Senator Alexander wrote a letter in the Tennessean to his constituents stating, “I stay true to my conservative ideals.” First, I’d like to give him credit for actually engaging in a dialogue with his constituents. Unlike Mitch McConnell to his north, who is not man enough to defend his record, opting instead to engage...
  • Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker: House urged to pass immigration bill

    07/11/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2013 | alexander and corker
    No Republican should vote for legislation that perpetuates amnesty for more than 11 million people illegally in our country, leaves our southern border open for even more illegal immigration and stifles economic growth. That is why we were two of the 68 senators who voted for the immigration bill that takes the most dramatic steps in history to secure our border, end perpetual amnesty and encourage job creation.
  • Lamar Alexander 2014 Campaign Donations

    07/09/2013 9:44:06 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 7 replies
    Blount County (BC) Public Record ^ | 07/06/2013 | Unknown Blogger
    Here’s a long list of companies to boycott. http://images.nictusa.com/pdf/641/13020171641/13020171641.pdf
  • Lamar Alexander Fishing for Distraction from Amnesty Vote

    07/05/2013 5:20:06 PM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 27 replies
    RedState ^ | July 5th, 2013 at 05:03 PM | : Daniel Horowitz
    What happens when you bring a Lamar Alexander to a Chuck Schumer fight? He turns around and becomes a weapon for Chuck Schumer and his allies, albeit an ineffective one. In 2007, before running for a second term, Alexander rightfully noted that “to regain the public’s confidence, we ought to scale it back and fix the problem step-by-step by absolutely securing our borders first, then enforcing our laws without amnesty.” Now, after years of voting for more spending, higher taxes, more debt, expanded government healthcare, massive energy regulations and subsidies, and liberal judicial nominees, the former third ranking Senate Republican...
  • Senator Lamar Alexander – Neo-Con Trotskyite Extrordinaire

    06/28/2013 9:24:45 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | June 28, 2013 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Senator Lamar Alexander, along with the vast majority of Republicans, both those in Congress, the White House, and the governor’s mansions, are neo-con Trotskyites. So, let’s take a look at what other leftist agenda items Senator Lamar Alexander has promoted over the years. “We must raise taxes so that we can lower taxes” What kind of political double speak is that? That’s what our elected officials are saying, Senator Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker, Governor Bill Haslam, and Lt. Gov Ron Ramsey, and Speaker Beth Harwell want to raise your taxes so that they can lower your taxes. They are all...