Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of the BEAT LAMAR project, has a message for Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander. "If it's war you want, it's war you'll get."
Leahy responded to Alexander's outrageous comment in a Sunday interview with Politico, where the two-term Republican Senator said of his re-election campaign: “I’m running a Colin Powell military operation, which is assemble an overwhelming force, focus on a single target and have the stomach to see it all the way through to the end.”
"Who is his single target? Obviously, it's not the Obama administration. Lamar Alexander just made the case for Tennessee conservatives to rise up in opposition to his re-election, and defeat him in the Republican primary in August 2014."
"Lamar Alexander votes frequently with Barack Obama, so we shouldn't be surprised that he aligns so closely with Colin Powell, a fellow RINO who endorsed Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012."
"We've got an overwhelming force of our own -- the voters of Tennessee. Lamar Alexander can spend all his time holding fundraisers to build his personal campaign piggy bank to $10 million and more, but Tennesseans are sick of television ads and robocalls. We're going to beat Lamar Alexander going door to door. We're going to talk to 500,000 primary voters in person. Unlike Lamar Alexander, we're going to listen to those voters, and support a candidate who reflects their constitutional conservative values."
On Saturday, Leahy and eight other Tennessee leaders of the BEAT LAMAR project, volunteer veterans of get out the vote canvassing operations, met in Cross Plains, Tennessee at the quarterly meeting of the Tennessee Alliance with tea party and liberty leaders from around the state to lay out the details of the 15-month plan to beat Alexander in the August 2014 primary.
On June 15, the BEAT LAMAR project will have volunteers knocking on 5,000 doors in five key counties in the state of Tennessee, one each in the five major metro areas of the state: Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and the Tri-Cities area.
Leahy told the Tennessee Coalition audience on Saturday that the BEAT LAMAR project, with the advice and counsel of the Tennessee Coalition and other grassroots organizations around the state, will endorse a constitutional candidate to run against Alexander in the August 2014 Primary.
“We’re confident that a consensus candidate will emerge long before the April 2014 filing deadline” he told the enthusiastic crowd. “Once we’ve selected the candidate we want to endorse, we will focus all our resources on getting out the vote to support that candidate and defeat Lamar Alexander.”
Volunteers interested in joining can sign up at www.beatlamar.com