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  Alexander, Lamar
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AffiliationRepublican  
  2003-01-01  
 
NameLamar Alexander
Address 1130 Eighth Avenue S.
Nashville, Tennessee 37203, United States
Emailinfo@alexanderforsenate.com
Website [Link]
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Born July 03, 1940
Died Still Living (73 years)
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Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Gay Marriage - Anti-Labor - Internationalist - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro School Vouchers - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Life - Pro-Missile Defense - Pro-Smaller Government - Pro-Social Security Privatization - Pro-Term Limits - Married - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoLamar Alexander was born in Maryville, the son of a kindergarten teacher and an elementary school principal. He is a seventh generation Tennessean.

He chairs the Senate Republican Conference and serves on committees overseeing education, clean air, highways, science, appropriations and the Tennessee Valley Authority. He is the only Tennessean ever popularly elected both governor and U.S. Senator.

Sen. Alexander has been U.S. Education Secretary, University of Tennessee president, and professor at Harvard's School of Government. He chaired the National Governors' Association and President Reagan's Commission on Americans Outdoors. In private life, he helped found the nation's largest provider of worksite day care.

In his campaign for governor, Lamar Alexander walked 1,000 miles across Tennessee in his now famous red and black plaid shirt. Once elected, he helped Tennessee become the third largest auto producer and the first state to pay teachers more for teaching well.

He is a classical and country pianist and the author of seven books, including Six Months Off, the story of his family's life in Australia after he was governor.

Lamar Alexander and Honey Buhler were married in 1969. They have four children and two grandchildren. He is a Presbyterian elder.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
02/09/2011-02/13/2011 Public Policy Polling (D) 50.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
11/08/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 53.00% ( 2.0) 36.00% ( 2.0) 11.00% ( 0.0)
06/09/2006-06/11/2006 Survey USA 51.00% ( 2.0) 38.00% ( 5.0) 11.00% ( 3.0)
12/09/2005-12/11/2005 Survey USA 53.00% ( 1.0) 33.00% ( 1.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)
10/24/2005-11/04/2005 Middle Tennessee State University 41.00% ( 0.0) 19.00% ( 0.0) 40.00% ( 0.0)
06/10/2005-06/12/2005 Survey USA 52.00% ( 0.0) 34.00% ( 0.0) 14.00% ( 0.0)

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor
Lamar Alexander's Little Plaid Book: 311 Rules, Reminders, and Lessons About Running for Office and Making a Difference, Whether It's for President of the United States or President of your Senior Class  Purchase Barack O-blame-a 

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 20, 2011 11:00am Announcement Lamar Alexander quitting leadership post in Senate  Article IndyGeorgia 
May 27, 2010 07:45pm Statement Alexander: Obama White House is ‘absolutely tone deaf’ on bipartisanship  Article Jason 
Mar 03, 2010 08:00pm News Alexander: reconciliation would prompt ‘instant movement to repeal the law’  Article Penn Con 
Oct 21, 2009 09:00pm News Alexander to White House: Don't Create 'Enemies List'   Article The Sunset Provision 
Jul 14, 2007 05:00pm News Will Lamar Leave the Senate?  Article Buddy 
May 01, 2006 06:00pm Proposed Legislation Sen. Alexander Introduces Senate Resolution on National Anthem  Article RP 

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RACES
  11/04/2014 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairperson ???
  08/07/2014 TN US Senate - R Primary ???
  01/03/2013 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairperson Lost 45.45% (-9.09%)
  01/03/2011 Rules and Administration Chairperson Lost 44.44% (-11.11%)
  11/18/2010 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/18/2008 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 TN US Senate Won 65.14% (+33.50%)
  08/07/2008 TN US Senate - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  12/06/2007 US Senate Republican Conference Chairman Won 65.96% (+31.91%)
  11/15/2006 US Senate Assistant Minority Leader Lost 48.98% (-2.04%)
  11/05/2002 TN US Senate Won 54.27% (+9.93%)
  08/01/2002 TN US Senate - R Primary Won 53.79% (+11.19%)
  07/07/1996 US President - R Primaries Lost 3.23% (-55.59%)
  07/01/1996 US President - D Primaries Lost 0.02% (-88.92%)
  03/26/1996 US President - LBT Primaries Lost 0.43% (-50.97%)
  03/26/1996 WA US President - I Primary Lost 1.17% (-49.92%)
  02/20/1996 NH US Vice President - R Primary Lost 8.50% (-17.30%)
  02/20/1996 NH US Vice President - D Primary Lost 0.82% (-90.19%)
  08/19/1995 Iowa GOP Presidential Straw Poll Lost 10.91% (-13.46%)
  03/14/1991 US Secretary of Education Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/06/1985 NGA Chair Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/1982 TN - Governor Won 59.56% (+19.11%)
  11/07/1978 TN - Governor Won 55.84% (+11.68%)
  08/03/1978 TN Governor - R Primary Won 85.97% (+73.29%)
  11/05/1974 TN Governor Lost 43.76% (-11.66%)
  08/01/1974 TN Governor- R Primary Won 48.48% (+11.96%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US Secretary of the Interior - Apr 10, 2013 D Sally Jewell
C.I.A. Director - Mar 07, 2013 N John Brennan
WI US Senate - R Primary - Aug 14, 2012 R Tommy G. Thompson
TN US President - R Primary - Mar 06, 2012 R Mitt Romney
Solicitor General of the United States - Jun 06, 2011 D Donald B. Verrilli, Jr.
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 D Charlie Crist
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 05, 2010 NPA Reject
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Aug 06, 2009 I Sonia Sotomayor
Solicitor General of the United States - Mar 19, 2009 NPA Reject
US Attorney General - Feb 02, 2009 D Eric Holder
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Fred Thompson
Supreme Court - Associate Justice - Jan 31, 2006 R Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
Supreme Court - Chief Justice - Sep 29, 2005 R John G. Roberts, Jr.
TN US President - R Primary - Mar 14, 2000 R George W. Bush
US President - R Primaries - Jul 01, 2000 R George W. Bush