Tea Party Defeated in Tennessee

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander held onto the GOP nomination Thursday after defeating a strong Tea Party challenge by State Representative Joe Carr, 49.7 percent to 40.5 percent. Alexander, who has served two terms in the Senate and was once the state’s governor, outspent Carr 5 to 1. Alexander declared that the party had “nominated a get-it-done United States senator. Someone who can make a conservative speech but who can also get results on controlling our borders, controlling our debt, returning back to the states our education policy. Those are the issues that need to be dealt with.”