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Lamar Alexander

Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr. (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee. He was previously the Conference Chair of the ... More »Andrew Lamar Alexander, Jr. (born July 3, 1940) is the senior United States Senator from Tennessee. He was previously the Conference Chair of the Republican Party from 2007 to 2012, the 45th Governor of Tennessee from 1979 to 1987, United States Secretary of Education from 1991 to 1993 under President George H. W. Bush and candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 1996 and 2000. Alexander was born in Maryville, Tennessee, where he was raised, to Genevra Floreine (née Rankin) and Andrew Lamar Alexander, a high school principal. In high school he was elected Governor of Tennessee Boys State. Alexander graduated with a B.A. from Vanderbilt University where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Chi Fraternity in 1962 and from the New York University School of Law in 1965. After graduating from law school, Alexander clerked for United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit judge John Minor Wisdom in New Orleans from 1965 to 1966. In 1969 Alexander married Honey... [ Wikipedia ]

Lamar Alexander: Ted Cruz's Strategy Might Have Been Dreamed Up By Democrats

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz's strategy of forcing a shutdown of the federal government is so ill-conceived that it will not only fail, but also could backfire and hurt Republicans so badly it might have been dreamed up by Democrats, Sen. Lamar Alexander argued Wednesday. Alexander ...

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Alexander gets a challenger - WZTV : State Rep. Joe Carr R-Tenn., announced his campaign to unseat Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., Carr told WTN-FM host Ralph Bristol that Alexander was, “the most liberal member of the delegation from Tennessee.” FROM THE READERS - “I wanted ...

Lamar Alexander Opposes Syria Strike

UNITED STATES - JULY 9: Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks to the media about student loans after the Senate policy luncheons on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander says he will oppose a measure authorizing ...

Republican shutdown pain may boost Dems in 2014

The story is similar for Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who is now seeking his third term in 2014. He faces a primary challenge from state Rep. Joe Carr and 2012 Senate candidate Brenda Lenard. Alexander is not a favorite among conservative tea party activists. In ...

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Republican Civil War Erupts: Business Groups v. Tea Party

That’s part of the calculation in challenging Republican Senator Lamar Alexander in Tennessee, where no Democrats hold statewide office, said Michael Leahy, a Republican activist. State Representative Joe Carr announced in August he would run against Alexander in next year’s ...

Republicans open investigation into flawed Obamacare rollout

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the top Republican on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, sent a letter Thursday to Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius ...

Ted Cruz, Mike Lee Unnerve Some Of Their Republican Colleagues

Looking ahead to next year's elections, Republican Sen. Bob Corker said he held a fundraiser at his Tennessee home for the state's senior senator, Lamar Alexander, a steady conservative who is seeking a third term. "Now he's (Alexander) using that money to defend himself against ...

Senate delays Syria vote as Obama loses momentum

Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., center, and Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., far left, announced their opposition to the Syria resolution. Six senators, five Republicans and one Democrat, announce they oppose Syria resolution WASHINGTON — President Obama's push for congressional approval for ...

Why old-school Republicans need the GOP's young bucks

Sen. Rand Paul said he would like Sen. Lamar Alexander to win re-election, but he won't endorse the Tennessee Republican. He is, however, endorsing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who supported Paul's rival in the 2010 GOP primary, though Paul also says he's going to stay out of ...

Alexander draws a challenger from the right

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander drew a Republican primary challenger Tuesday, when State Rep. Joe Carr announced that he would scuttle his plans to challenge Republican Rep. Scott DesJarlais for his congressional seat and jump into the Senate race instead. Carr announced his primary ...

Sen. Alexander adds to his campaign war chest

Sen. Lamar Alexander raised another $838,000 in the third-quarter for his re-election campaign next year, WPLN Nashville Public Radio reports. Alexander, who will face State Rep. Joe Carr in a Republican primary challenge, has raised $4 million this year. The Alexander ...

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Lamar Alexander speaks on energy issues at TVA roundtable

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander attended a roundtable discussion on power rates at the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville today. Tennessee Sens. Lamar Alexander Bob Corker attended a roundtable discussion on power rates at the Tennessee Valley Authority in Knoxville today. “Nothing ...

No surprises for Alexander and GOP incumbents

ERIK SCHELZIG and KEN THOMA, Associated Press By ERIK SCHELZIG and KEN THOMAS, Associated Press 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 govenror locked down ...

Carr raises just $100K for Alexander challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State Rep. Joe Carr says he raised less than $100,000 in the first fundraising period of his challenge of Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. Carr told talk radio host Ralph Bristol on WTN-FM on Wednesday that his campaign had been more focused during the ...

Tenn. legislator to challenge US Sen. Alexander

Tenn. legislator to challenge US Sen. Alexander FILE – In this July 29, 2013, file photo, U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., right, and Rand Paul, R-Ky., speak to reporters at a charter school in Nashville, Tenn. Alexander on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, drew a primary challenge from state ...

Senate leaders launch shutdown talks; GOP, White House at impasse

He asked Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) to begin informal talks with Democrats, which led to Saturday's sit-down between the two Republicans, Reid and Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), the Senate's No. 3 Democrat. On Saturday, Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic plan to suspend the ...

ObamaCare faces another delay, lawmaker calls implementation ‘train wreck’

"I've been warning that a train wreck is coming with this law, but the truth is that no train wreck has ever had this many warning signs,” Sen. Lamar Alexander, R.-Tenn., said. In July, Alexander and other senior Republicans on the U.S. Senate and House health policy committees ...

Haslam: Medicaid talks don't hinge on exchange

Critics such as U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., have argued that the exchanges will make insurance more expensive by eliminating bare-bones plans that can cost as little as $41 per month for a 27-year-old man in Memphis, or $58 for a woman of the same age in Nashville. "This isn't ...

State Rep. Joe Carr seeks to consolidate tea party support for challenge of US Sen. Alexander

State Rep. Joe Carr seeks to consolidate tea party support for challenge of US Sen. Alexander NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Sen. Lamar Alexander's efforts to ward off a primary challenge from the right fell short Tuesday with Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr's announcement that he will mount a ...

Songwriters' Original Manuscript of 'Tennessee Waltz' Given to UT's Natalie L. Haslam Music Center -...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and his wife, Honey, along with three other couples, have given the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, the original manuscript of "Tennessee Waltz" to be displayed prominently in the ...

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