Two days after a conservative PAC targeted Sen. Lamar Alexander in a radio ad challenging the senator to vote to "defund Obamacare," the senator's campaign for re-election is defending his stances against the law with an ad buy of its own.
On Friday, Alexander's campaign announced a statewide purchase of radio airtime to run an ad touting the senator's opposition to President Barack Obama's signature health law. In the 60-second spot, Alexander can be heard challenging Obama on details of the law and its costs on premiums at a White House health care summit.
"Sen. Lamar Alexander has voted 23 times to get rid of Obamacare," the ad's narrator says, before cutting to the clip. "Lamar stood up to the president at the White House health care summit."
The campaign did not specify how much they spent on the ad or mention how long the spot would run.
Also on Friday, Alexander's office compiled a lengthy list of times the senator had voted to repeal or defund the health law, sponsored bills or written letters against it, or spoken out in criticism of it. The list is hundreds of items long.
Meanwhile, Alexander's newly announced primary opponent, Rep. Joe Carr, announced a pair of "key endorsements" on Thursday. Carr boasted the support of Ralph Bristol and Michael DelGiorno, who are both hosts for conservative news talk shows on Nashville radio station 99.7 WWTN.
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