Tea Party groups plan to protest at Lamar Alexander event

Tea Party groups plan to protest at Lamar Alexander event

July 17th, 2013 by Andy Sher in Local - Breaking News

Sen. Lamar Alexander

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NASHVILLE - Tea Party and other conservative groups say they plan to protest against U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., on Saturday when Alexander holds a campaign-related event honoring Middle Tennessee county GOP chairmen in Smyrna.

"We think that his record is unacceptable and that he should've voted with the Constitution," said Matt Collins, a coordinator with the Tennessee Campaign for Liberty in a statement.

He charged the two-term incumbent is "tone deaf to the values of Tennesseans and he should change his ways."

The Nashville Tea Party and 9/12 groups participating as well.

While activists are unhappy with Alexander over his votes including the recently Senate-passed immigration overhaul, they have so far been unsuccessful in fielding a candidate to run against in the 2014 GOP primary.