Politics

How Lamar Alexander Kept His Most Dangerous Opponents From Running

A number of Republicans could have given Alexander a tougher time in the Tennessee primary. But he and other incumbents have effectively used their power to ward off such challenges.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11: U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) speaks to members of the media at the Capitol October 11, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. On the 11th day of a U.S. Government shutdown, President Barack Obama spoke with Speaker Boehner on the phone and they agreed that they should keep talking.
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