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Alexander raises more than $900K, launches new ad

July 2nd, 2014 4:29 pm by Associated Press

Alexander raises more than $900K, launches new ad

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., appears at a press conference in Nashville, Tenn., on Monday, June 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander has
raised more than $900,000 in the second quarter and has more than $3.4
million on hand in the final weeks before the primary.

Alexander's
campaign is also launching a new television ad stressing the senator's
opposition to President Barack Obama's health care law.

The former
two-term governor is running for a third term this year, and faces tea
party-styled opposition in the GOP primary from state Rep. Joe Carr of
Murfreesboro and Memphis radio station owner George Flinn.

Carr
this week challenged the incumbent to a series of debates before the
Aug. 7 primary, but Alexander as shown little interest. Early voting
begins July 18.

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