Incumbent GOP Senator defeats tea party backed candidate in Tennessee Senate race
August 8th, 2014
01:17 AM ET
3 weeks ago

Incumbent GOP Senator defeats tea party backed candidate in Tennessee Senate race

(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.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Lamar Alexander • Senate • Tennessee
Tea party's last chance in 2014 primaries comes down to Tennessee Senate race
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee
August 7th, 2014
08:37 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Tea party's last chance in 2014 primaries comes down to Tennessee Senate race

(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.

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Filed under: 2014 • Congress • Lamar Alexander • Senate • Tennessee
August 3rd, 2014
09:38 AM ET
4 weeks ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Rand Paul tries to shed isolationist image with fall speech

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.

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June 15th, 2014
09:00 AM ET
3 months ago

The ‘Inside Politics’ Forecast: Christie’s New Hampshire 2016 message

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) – 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.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Chris Christie • Education • Inside Politics • Lamar Alexander • Same-sex marriage • Scott Walker • Tea Party
GOP as the "iPhone party"
April 19th, 2014
11:43 AM ET
4 months ago

GOP as the "iPhone party"

(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."

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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Lamar Alexander
Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous
February 21st, 2014
02:24 PM ET
6 months ago

Political Circus: Ooh ‘dat (email’s) so scandalous

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.

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Ex-Senate aide appears in court on child porn charges
December 12th, 2013
05:34 PM ET
9 months ago

Ex-Senate aide appears in court on child porn charges

(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.
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Filed under: Congress • Lamar Alexander
Senator's chief of staff arrested on child porn-related charges, authorities say
December 11th, 2013
11:55 AM ET
9 months ago

Senator's chief of staff arrested on child porn-related charges, authorities say

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.
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Filed under: Lamar Alexander • Senate • Tennessee
Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake Senate?
December 10th, 2013
08:15 PM ET
9 months ago

Will challenges from right hurt GOP chances to retake Senate?

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.

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Filed under: John Cornyn • Lamar Alexander • Mike Enzi • Mitch McConnell • Senate • Thad Cochran
Tennessee senator launches first 2014 ads
July 5th, 2013
06:47 PM ET
1 year ago

Tennessee senator launches first 2014 ads

(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.
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Filed under: 2014 • Lamar Alexander • Rand Paul • Tennessee
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