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Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander wins Republican primary
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander wins Republican primary

Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee won his party's nomination for reelection Thursday in one of the last of the divisive tea party challenges to incumbent senators that have splintered the GOP. The race had been Alexander's to lose -- positioning a well-known two-term senator and former governor against tea party upstart Joe Carr, a state legislator who had big-name support from Sarah Palin and other conservatives but struggled to raise funds. With five other Republicans running for the nomination, voters split among the choices, which included a doctor, George Flinn, who largely self-financed his campaign. The Associated Press called the race for Alexander about...

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