Lamar Alexander

Tea Party Tested: In One Month, Establishment on Defense

Kyle Trygstad, Roll Call

A seven-week gauntlet of Repub. Senate primaries kicking off in May will decide the fate of the tea party’s success this year. If a Repub. incumbent senator loses a primary this year, it will more than likely occur in a span of nominating contests premiering in one month.

How’s This for a Bold Contrast?

Daniel Horowitz, Madison Project

Amnesty, earmarks, and corporate welfare – that is the establishment campaign message for 2014. We can support the better alternatives in the open seats and against Democrat incumbents.

Joe Carr: Ready for Conservative War

Tennessee Gal, Red State

“It’s not enough to be a Repub. I’m a conservative, and I’m a Constitutionalist. Some of you may not be able to vote for me, but we are not at the 11th hour, we are at the midnight hour. I’m going up there to start a fight,” said Carr, referring to what he would do in Washington.

Tennessee GOP Senator Alexander Has Done Nothing to Stop Obamacare

At this critical time in our history, our country needs tough, dedicated fighters for the Constitution who will vigorously oppose the extralegal power grabs of the Obama administration on every front, Lamar Alexander has proven he can’t do that. 

GOP Incumbents Warn Donors of TeaParty 'Dangers'

Melissa Clyne, Newsmax

Establishment Repubs. are warning important donors that they could lose support in Congress on defense contracts and other issues if they don't step up to help beat back tea party primary challenges to incumbent senators.

LamarA Takes Shots at Conservatives

Paul Kane, Washington Post

In speeches across TN, Sen. Alexander delivers thinly veiled blasts against conservative advocacy groups such as Heritage Action and the Club for Growth, two of the groups that have set new purity criteria for Repubs and have been funding primary challenges against establishment R's.

Named and Shamed: The Senate Republicans Who Sold-out

Please check this list of Senate sellouts to see if either or both of your Senators are on the list and start thinking about who might successfully challenge the sellouts in the upcoming Republican primary election.

Dr. Milton Wolf Challenges Sen. Roberts: Tea Party Challenge To Establishment GOP Senators Growing

Dr. Milton Wolf in Kansas and state Rep. Joe Carr in Tennessee are just the first of many limited government constitutional conservatives who must be recruited, nominated and elected if we are to, as Dr. Wolf put it, “save the Republican Party from itself.” 

Finger Lickin' Frauds

Erick Erickson, Red State

Cornyn, McConnell, Alexander and other estab. Repub. Senators are leaking attacks against Cruz. They complained off the record to reporters about Cruz suggesting they were cowards for not helping defund OCare.

You Know the GOP Establishment is Losing When…

If the Tennessee Republican Party allows Chairman Chris Devaney to remain as chairman, despite his egregious violations of the Party rules, it will send a clear signal that they believe rules and laws are just for the little people, not the GOP elite.

Field Clearing for Joe Carr to Take on Establishment GOP Senator Alexander

After the first BEAT LAMAR candidate forum on August 31 in Nashville the field of potential conservative primary opponents is beginning to clear for constitutional conservative state Rep. Joe Carr to take on establishment GOP Senator Lamar Alexander in Tennessee’s hotly contested U.S. Senate Republican primary election.

Why the GOP Needs the Young Bucks

John Dickerson, Slate

The party’s old bulls must give credence to Cruz, Paul and Lee, because that’s where the votes are.

Tea Party Actively Seeks Candidates

Alex Roarty, National Journal

Several Republican incumbents seem vulnerable to a challenge, but thus far few have stepped forward.

Tea Party Nation Endorses Joe Carr: Race to Take Out Senator Lamar Alexander Building

Judson Phillips, founder of Tea Party Nation, says at TPN, they refer to Senator Lamar Alexander as ‘Liberal Lamar’ because he votes with Barack Obama more often than he votes the way the people of Tennessee want him to vote. Phillips says Joe Carr is a patriot and a great candidate and urges Tennessee conservatives to unite behind Carr as the candidate to defeat Alexander.

TN State Rep Carr Challenges Lamar

Breitbart News Staff

"Conservatives deserve a clear voice in this election, and conservative champions like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul need a strong ally from Tennessee in the US Senate." Carr said.

Tennessee GOP Senate Race Heating Up: Joe Carr to Speak at BEAT LAMAR Forum in Nashville

Tennessee State Representative Joe Carr has announced he will challenge incumbent establishment Republican Senator Lamar Alexander and now he's also speaking at the BEAT LAMAR candidate forum in Nashville on August 31.

Generic Conservative Takes Out Establishment Republican Senator Alexander

A newly released survey by Triton Polling found that a generic "credible conservative candidate" leads Senator Lamar Alexander 49.5 percent to 44.9 percent. It doesn't take much in-depth analysis to figure out why: Alexander is in trouble because 65 percent of Republican voters view him as "moderate" or "liberal."

LamarA Using Taxpayer Funds

Daniel Horowitz, Red State

Alexander earmarked $400,000 for the taxpayer-funded TN State Museum, which coordinated with his staff to create an exhibit on the lawmaker that would travel TN during his campaign.