(CNN) – Longtime GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander easily won the Tennessee Republican primary Thursday, defeating tea party backed candidate state Rep. Joe Carr.
With nearly all precincts accounted for, Alexander held off Carr with just under 50% of the vote while Carr received just over 40%, according to the Associated Press.
(CNN) – The Republican primary in Tennessee on Thursday is the tea party's last chance - albeit a distant one - to beat an establishment incumbent this election year.
Longtime GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander is defending his seat against state Rep. Joe Carr.
CNN's John King and other top political reporters empty out their notebooks each Sunday on "Inside Politics" to reveal five things that will be in the headlines in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Washington (CNN) – A rare dose of high-powered bipartisanship, plus a mix of 2014 and 2016 nuggets from our weekly trip around the Inside Politics table:
1. RAND –MAN IN THE MIDDLE ON FOREIGN POLICY?
Politico’s Mike Allen shared important reporting about an effort by Rand Paul to address what is perhaps his most significant obstacle as he pursues the 2016 GOP presidential nomination: the isolationist label.
Washington (CNN) – Lessons from our trip around the "Inside Politics" table this Sunday: new challenges for two governors who also happen to be 2016 presidential prospects, a California court case that could reverberate in your school district and a Tennessee tea party test.
(CNN) - "Imagine your government as your iPhone."
That was the message from Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, in the GOP's weekly address Saturday.
In a call for free markets and open platforms, Alexander argued that government should be more like Apple, Inc. - working to give private citizens the means "to create a happier, safer, more prosperous life."
Washington (CNN) – The Internet is kind of like that annoying friend from college who remembers you at your sloppy drunk worst and keeps telling the stories over and over again.
While combing through 25,000 documents related to the now-closed investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, when he was the Milwaukee County executive, we came across this gem.
(CNN) – Sen. Lamar Alexander's former chief of staff appeared in court on Thursday after formally being charged with possessing and attempting to distribute child pornography.
Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, looked straight ahead and answered "yes" or "no" when questioned by the judge in U.S. District Court. He did not enter a plea.
Updated 7:23 p.m., 12/11/13
(CNN) - U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander’s chief of staff was arrested on Wednesday on child pornography related charges, federal prosecutors said.
Jesse Ryan Loskarn, 35, was held pending a planned hearing on Thursday in federal court in Washington, according to a Justice Department statement.
Washington (CNN) -- Sen. John Cornyn, welcome to the club.
The two-term Texas lawmaker is now the seventh Republican Senator up for re-election next year to face a primary challenge from his right.
(CNN) – Never mind that the Tennessee Republican thus far has no primary challenger. Sen. Lamar Alexander is already putting out radio and TV ads for the 2014 midterm elections.
His 30-second television spot also features a popular senator from the neighboring state of Kentucky, Republican Sen. Rand Paul.