Republican Mayor Considers Alexander Challenge

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, a Republican, says he may challenge U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander in the 2014 primary, but he will not be at a political forum next week organized by the Nashville Tea Party. Asked how he would counter Alexander’s war chest and name recognition, Burchett said, “It would be a grassroots campaign.” Meanwhile, the Nashville Tea Party says its own candidate, yet unidentified, could formally join the race as early as next week. Knoxnews has more.