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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.)

  • District: Senior Senator from Tennessee
  • Residence: Walland
  • Born: July 3, 1940; Maryville, Tenn.
  • Religion: Presbyterian
  • Family: Wife, Honey Alexander; four children
  • Education: Vanderbilt U., B.A. 1962 (Latin American history); New York U., J.D. 1965
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Republican nominee for governor, 1974; governor, 1979-87; Education secretary, 1991-93; sought Republican nomination for president, 1996, 2000; U.S. Senate, 2003-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2002 (2nd term)
  • Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Commerce-Justice-Science; Defense; Energy-Water - Ranking Member; Interior-Environment; Labor-HHS-Education; Transportation-HUD); Energy & Natural Resources (Energy; National Parks; Public Lands, Forests and Mining); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions - Ranking Member; Rules & Administration
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State Information: Tennessee

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2008 general Lamar Alexander (R) 1,579,477 65.1%
Robert Tuke (D) 767,236 31.6%
Edward Buck (I) 31,631 1.3%
Christopher Fenner (I) 11,073 0.5%
Daniel Lewis (I) 9,367 0.4%
Chris Lugo (I) 9,170 0.4%
Ed Lawhorn (I) 8,986 0.4%
David Gatchell (I) 7,645 0.3%
2002 general Lamar Alexander (R) 891,420 54.3%
Bob Clement (D) 728,295 44.3%
John Hooker (I) 6,407 0.4%
Wesley Baker (I) 6,105 0.4%
Connie Gammon (I) 5,346 0.3%
Karl Davidson (I) 2,216 0.1%
Basil Marceaux (I) 1,173 0.1%
H. Keplinger (I) 1,103 0.1%
1996 general Fred Thompson (R) 1,091,554 61.4%
Houston Gordon (D) 654,937 36.8%
John Jay Hooker (I) 14,401 0.8%
Bruce Gold (I) 5,865 0.3%
Robert O. Watson (I) 5,569 0.3%
Greg Samples (I) 4,104 0.2%
Philip L. Kienlen (I) 2,173 0.1%
1994 special Fred Thompson (R) 885,998 60.4%
Jim Cooper (D) 565,930 38.6%
Charles N. Hancock (I) 4,169 0.3%
Charles M. Moore (I) 2,219 0.2%
Terry L. Lytle (I) 1,934 0.1%
Kerry Martin (I) 1,719 0.1%
Jon Walls (I) 1,532 0.1%
Hobart Lumpkin (I) 1,184 0.1%
Don Schneller (I) 1,150 0.1%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 41.83% John McCain: 56.9%
2012 : 39.08% : 59.48%
2004 John Kerry: 43% George W. Bush: 57%
2000 Al Gore: 47% George W. Bush: 51%
1996 Bill Clinton: 48% Robert Dole: 46%
1992 Bill Clinton: 47% George H. W. Bush: 42%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 42% George H. W. Bush: 58%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 42% :

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