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Alexander responds to criticism, highlights opposition to Obamacare.

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Aug. 26, 2013, 6:31 a.m.

“Fa­cing cri­ti­cism” from the Sen­ate Con­ser­vat­ives Fund and oth­er groups for de­clin­ing to sign onto the “de­fund Obama­care” pledge, Sen. Lamar Al­ex­an­der (R) re­leased a 60-second ra­dio ad and launched a new web­site (www.re­pea­lob­ama­caretn.com) high­light­ing his op­pos­i­tion to the Af­ford­able Care Act. The spot in­cludes a back-and-forth between Al­ex­an­der and Pres. Obama over the bill and notes that he has voted “23 times to get rid of Obama­care.” The ad ran statewide over the week­end. (Knoxville News) The ra­dio spot is just an­oth­er sign that Al­ex­an­der, who per­son­ally talked oth­er po­ten­tial op­pon­ents out of run­ning against him, is tak­ing the pos­sib­il­ity of state Sen. Joe Carr (R) be­com­ing an ac­tu­al threat ser­i­ously.

HUCKA­BEE RUNS DE­FENSE. To wit: Al­ex­an­der already has former Arkan­sas Gov. Mike Hucka­bee (R) writ­ing four-page missives on his be­half. In the let­ter, Hucka­bee so­li­cits dona­tions and asks read­ers to “pray for Lamar.” He also “praises the seni­or Ten­ness­ee sen­at­or pro­fusely, sprink­ling in sen­tences sure to please tea party and re­li­gious con­ser­vat­ives.” (Nashville Ten­nessean)

CARR PICKS UP EN­DORSE­MENTS. Two cent­ral Ten­ness­ee con­ser­vat­ive ra­dio hosts, Ral­ph Bris­tol and Mi­chael Del­Giorno, whose ra­dio shows reach “thou­sands of Ten­nesseans,” en­dorsed Carr. (Knoxville News)
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