Lamar Alexander has newly announced opposition I found in perusing the web on google search - Larry Crim of Nashville recently filed federal papers with the U.S. Senate to run against Lamar in 2014. On Crim's Statement of Organization papers filed with the Federal Election folks, he lists his website at: http://www.LarryCrimUSSenate.com
Based on information there Larry Crim is a 5th generation Tennesseans, who has a B.A. Major Psych Minor Political Science Univ. of Tenn, Master of Public Administration - U.T. & TSU, M.A. Major Psychology from MTSU, did his Psych Practicum work at Vanderbilt and is Executive Chair of Christian Counseling Centers of America, Inc., a faith based initiative doing affordable mental health counseling and free disaster relief through churches. So, is he a Career Politician like Lamar? NO. Is he qualified for public "service"? YES - in education & experience. Does he offer a fresh approach? YES...Because from what I've seen he's never held public elective office. PLUS....PLUS...++++ in my book. Plus he's obviously committed to helping people by what he decided to study and did and does with his life, which is what we need in a public "servant", to serve others. I like the fact that Mr. Crim would understand the whole gamut of issues related to our society of increasing violence because of his mental health professional background,in addition to his involvement with a faith based group and churches. Government cannot do it all. Government was not intended to do it all. Churches are part of the answer. Parents are part of the answer. Teachers are part of the answer. Instilling values is what will keep people from doing heinously violent and unimaginable acts to their fellow human beings. Government is a part of the answer too, it has a place, but shuld not be "all over the place". I applaud people like Mr. Crim for the dedication to get involved, and be a part of the solution. So, Mr. Alexander, it's time for your 50 year career politician ways to retire and relieve us of your "help" before you go any further into exempting and bailing out big business at the expense of small business and jobs and ruining what's left of my retirement funds by your greedy grab for my social security, and that of every other American who has kept their part of the bargain by paying into it over a lifetime. Sure, you've got your retirement, and it's from us, the public, who've supported your career path on the public dole your entire life. We need a voice in government in Washington to speak for the people of Tennessee for a change. I'm saying check into the Crim for U.S. Senate web site which says "For ALL Tennesseans" it's at: http://www.LarryCrimUSSenate.com - and I just visited his personal fb page at http://www.facebook.com/Larry.Crim so go there too, the personal page has a lot of info about him and his candidacy.