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Posted at 4:53 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2014
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., launched the first TV ad of his re-election campaign on Thursday, reminding voters of his conservative principles and years of fighting on behalf of the state.
As he seeks a third term and fends of a GOP primary challenge, the Alexander campaign is pushing out the ad statewide. The 60-second spot will hit the airwaves on Monday and run for four weeks, according to an Alexander consultant, who would not reveal the exact buy size.
Alexander is a solid favorite in the primary against three announced candidates. They include state Rep. Joe Carr, who announced this week raising $250,000 in the fourth quarter. The incumbent has yet to reveal his fundraising from the final quarter of 2013, but he ended September with $2.8 million in the bank.
The filing deadline is April 3, and the primary is Aug. 7.
The race is rated Safe Republican by Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call.