Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., left, accepts the endorsement of U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Moore Hallmark, right, during a Thursday announcement at Lock Joint Tube Steel at the River Terminal warehouse off Amnicola Highway.Photo by Tim Barber /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Despite facing a Republican primary challenger, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander was endorsed for re-election by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today in Chattanooga as it cited his work to spur economic growth and new jobs.
Moore Hallmark, the U.S. Chamber’s executive director for the Southeast region, said Alexander would continue to fight Obama administration policies which “stop businesses from expanding.”
Hallmark made the announcement at LJT Tennessee, a steel distribution facility at Centre South Riverport, saying that Alexander has a 93 percent record of voting with Chamber positions. Hallmark termed Alexander “the best choice.”
The Tennessee Republican is facing a primary race from state Rep. Joe Carr, of Lascassas.
Alexander said he and the Chamber share a common goal of jumpstarting the slow economy “by liberating the free enterprise system.”
See more in Friday’s Times Free Press.
Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...