Saturday, December 1, 2012

Congressman Duncan Will Chair Sen. Alexander’s 2014 Re-election Campaign

Co-chairs are Gov. Haslam, Sen. Corker, Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell and Congressmen Blackburn, Roe, Black, Fincher and Fleischmann 

“Lamar is a good Republican and good conservative who stands up for Tennesseans. We know and trust him to do what needs to be done.” – Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr.

Tennessee Republican Party, NASHVILLE—Sen. Lamar Alexander told members of the Republican State Executive Committee here today that Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr., will chair his 2014 re-election campaign.

Alexander also announced that campaign honorary co-chairs will be Gov. Bill Haslam, Sen. Bob Corker, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, House Speaker Beth Harwell, along with Congressmen Marsha Blackburn, Phil Roe, Diane Black, Stephen Fincher and Chuck Fleischmann.

At press conferences with Alexander in Nashville and Knoxville, Duncan said, “Lamar is a good Republican and good conservative who stands up for Tennesseans. We know and trust him to do what needs to be done.” 

Alexander said, “Jimmy Duncan is a strong conservative voice for fiscal discipline. I am grateful that he will chair my campaign and that so many of the state’s other Republican leaders will be honorary co-chairmen.”

“Our country has serious problems to solve,” Alexander said. “We must fix the debt and move more decisions out of Washington. We must find better ways to help Americans move from the back of the line to the front in our struggling economy. It is time to stop making speeches and to start getting results.”

Alexander will be seeking his third six-year term in the United States Senate. His colleagues have elected him three times as chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. In the next Congress, he will be the senior Republican on committees concerning education, health, and energy appropriations.

Alexander has served two terms as Tennessee’s governor and was chairman of the National Governors Association. He was chairman of President Reagan’s Commission on Americans Outdoors, President of the University of Tennessee and President George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of Education.

In private life, he and his wife, Honey, helped found what has become the nation’s largest provider of worksite day care.

The Alexanders have four children and six grandchildren. He is a Presbyterian elder.

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  1. Alexander is an embarrassment to the Conservative grassroots. The epitome of the statist RINO/Republican political establishment. The same out-of-touch elitists who shoved a loser down our throats to face the leftist tyrant Zero, and whom predictably lost.

    Tennessee is a Conservative state, and it's time for a Conservative Senator. For Lamar!, at 74 and after what will be 40 years on and off in running or serving in office (as of 2014), it's time to get someone new. Same goes for Duncan in Knoxville, who thinks he has earned the right to keep serving until he goes out feet first like his father. Congress should not serve as a retirement home for either party, nor like the Duncans, a perpetual family ownership of office (50 years for father and son on the TN 2nd District at the end of the next term).

    Enough is enough.

    ~~The Disgruntled Conservative

  2. I agree with the "disgruntled Conservative." I honestly think that Sen. Alexander is out of touch with how most conservatives view what is going on with our Federal government. I would certainly like to see some 'new blood' in this position. The question is WHO?