NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Call it the Revenge of the Incumbents: Tennessee's Lamar Alexander is the latest Senate Republican staring down a primary challenge and trying to blunt any early momentum from tea party-backed opposition.
The former two-term governor has locked down endorsements, banked more than $3 million for his re-election and linked arms with popular Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and former GOP presidential contender Mike Huckabee. When conservative state Rep. Joe Carr announced last week that he would challenge Alexander, the senator's team was ready.
Like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Mike Enzi of Wyoming, Alexander is seeking to avoid the fates of former Senate colleagues who were bounced by tea party challengers in 2010 and 2012.
Thomas reported from Washington.
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