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Top aide to Lamar Alexander's foe quits, backs the Tennessee senator

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Longtime Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander picked up another reelection foe this week, but it came with a surprise gift. The chief of staff to the new opponent, State Rep. Joe Carr, quit and endorsed Alexander, crediting the senator with turning Tennessee red. Chip Saltsman added in a letter distributed in the state: "It is because of Lamar Alexander that we live in a state people want to move to,...