Switching Horses Midstream

Hillary Pate has done her oppo research on U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander. She spent most of the last legislative session sending out e-mails on behalf of state Rep. Joe Carr, who is running against Alexander in the Republican primary.

Pate and Carr had a parting of the ways last month after Pate had a Facebook post commending a couple of legislators for having been the only ones with the courage to vote against Gov. Bill Haslam's budget. Neither was her boss. Blogs had a field day.

Last week, Pate resumed sending e-mails. This time for George Flinn, another candidate in the race against Alexander.