Lamar Alexander announces bid for 2014 US Senate Seat

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

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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