NASHVILLE – Newspaper editorial boards across Tennessee have recognized Senator Alexander's ability to get results. Below are excerpts from recent editorials on the choice Tennesseans face in the general election:

Maryville Daily Times: "[Alexander] is Blount County’s only native son to serve as Tennessee governor, U.S. senator and president of the University of Tennessee, responsibilities he has filled with honor and significant achievement. … based on his experience, achievement and dedication we think Lamar Alexander deserves our support for re-election to the United States Senate." (Editorial Oct. 29)

Knoxville News Sentinel: "A protege of the late Howard H. Baker Jr., Alexander is principled yet pragmatic. He will serve the state well if re-elected. Should the GOP gain control of the Senate, as not a few observers see as possible, he would be in an even better position to advance the state's interests in Washington." (Editorial Oct. 7, 2014

Chattanooga Times Free Press: "If Republicans win control of the Senate, Alexander would be in line to chair the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. As a member of the [committees] in the past year, he sponsored bills -- that actually passed the stagnant Senate -- that expanded research, education and intervention related to premature births and that prohibited the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from restricting access to fishing below the dams on the Cumberland River. (Free Press editorial Oct. 9, 2014)

Tennessean: "Sen. Alexander, however, is a seasoned mainstream politician who is willing to work on big, bipartisan ideas. In the next session of Congress, he should prove to be a problem-solver in what will be an otherwise polarized Senate." (Editorial Nov. 2, 2014)