U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. / Mark Humphrey / File / Associated Press
Senator Lamar Alexander talked about his challenger in next year's Republican Primary on Friday.
Representative Joe Carr announced this week that he plans to run against the long-time senator. Carr has called Alexander liberal, something the senator says simply isn't true.
"Tennesseans know I'm a conservative. But what I hope Tennesseans will look at me and the score card, I hope they'll use when they think about me and anyone else running for the Senate is can they get anything done? Can they turn their conservative principals into results?" said Alexander.
The primary election is next August. Alexander is seeking a third term.