» Subscribe Today!
The Power of Information
Home
The Ledger - EST. 1978 - Nashville Edition
X

Forgot your password?
Skip Navigation LinksHome > Article
VOL. 37 | NO. 33 | Friday, August 16, 2013

Tea party group seeks senatorial candidate

Print | Front Page | Email this story

NASHVILLE (AP) — Tea party groups in Tennessee and national conservative organizations are looking for a primary election candidate to challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander.

The Tennessee Republican is seeking a third term, but some conservatives are outraged by his vote for the immigration bill and votes to confirm some of President Barack Obama's nominees, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported the groups will conduct vetting sessions in Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis, Knoxville and Johnson City.

The Alexander campaign points to high marks from the National Rifle Association, National Right to Life and the National Federation of Independent business in claiming a conservative stance.

Nashville Tea Party President Ben Cunningham expects a candidate to oppose Alexander will announce shortly.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & RSS:
Sign-Up For Our FREE email edition
Get the news first with our free weekly email
Name
Email  
TNLedger.com Knoxville Editon
RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 0 0
MORTGAGES 0 0 0
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 0 0
BANKRUPTCIES 0 0 0
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 0 0
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 0 0
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 0 0