Skip to comments.Tennessee Democrats disavow own Senate candidate, citing hate group ties
Posted on 08/03/2012 4:43:02 PM PDT by SmithL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing the winner of the party's nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Bob Corker in November, saying the little-known candidate belongs to an anti-gay hate group.
The winner of the seven-candidate Democratic primary, 35-year-old Mark Clayton, reported raising no money and campaigned little but received more than 48,000 votes. . . .
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Good! We need as many seats in the Senate as possible!
How can any DemocRAT NOT be associated with a “hate group”. That’s what the DemocRAT party is! Geeesh.
Complete disarray. No one understands anyone anymore. Tower of Babel.
Running a doufous who has a real draw of less than 8% of the Republican coalition is elementally stupid.
No wonder the Democrats keep figuring out how to stay in the government.
The good news is that there won’t be a high-visibility candidate like Ford with a family machine built to steal elections.
The bad news is that we will still have Bob Corker.
This seat wasn’t going to be competitive anyway. It’s easy to disavow someone who has no hope of winning.
Poster boy for Dem voter fraud? Probably easy when you know how!!
The race for control of the Senate is going better than I could have ever hoped.
The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing the winner of the party's nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Bob Corker in November, saying the little-known candidate belongs to an anti-gay hate group. The winner of the seven-candidate Democratic primary, 35-year-old Mark Clayton, reported raising no money and campaigned little but received more than 48,000 votes...
This seat wasnt going to be competitive anyway. Its easy to disavow someone who has no hope of winning.Yeah, maybe, but I doubt that they would have been willing to disavow Park Overall if she had won.
I wonder if this Democrat is actually a “stealth Republican conservative”?
Corker probably has the Republican establishment all tied up, so they would block any serious primary challenger. But if somebody runs as a Democrat, and is able to convince the Tea Party that he is doing so just to beat Corker, I wonder if they would bite?
That is, if the party gives them choice but to vote for Corker, this might be an “end around” to take him out, by giving the Tea Party somebody else to vote for.
Yes sir, another stunning display of Democrat tolerance.
How did a red state like TN end up with two RINOs like Corker and the other clown? Makes no sense. RINOs like Brown in Massachusetts are fine, but red states should have hardcore conservatives.
Same as in GA. Every state office is held by a Republican, and yet we have two RINO Senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson.
Yes, but now in Tennessee we might have a valid protest vote.
In the primaries, the state GOP always pushes for two or more Conservatives and one Moderate. The vote in the primary is split just enough to insure that we end up with Moderate winners. If they slip up and the Conservative wins the primary, the GOP-E pushes people to vote for the Dim. It ought to sound familiar. We just went through similar nationally.
There was a similar story in South Carolina in 2010, where the Dems failed to put up a credible candidate to run against the incumbent Senator DeMint.
How fast things change. In several Southern states, the Democratic Party, until recently the unchallenged majority party especially at state levels, has catastrophically imploded. At the Presidential level, Republicans have been winning Southern states for a few decades. They started winning Senate and Gubernatorial races in significant numbers in the 1970s and later. But to have the Democrats fail to even put up a fight in Senate races is amazing. And now, the Democratic wall is rapidly falling even at State Legislative levels, including in my home state of NC, where the GOP took both houses of the General Assembly for the first time since Reconstruction, and by a comfortable margin, now secured via redistricting.
Senator Corker isn't consistently conservative enough for my tastes, but he's no New England-style RINO; he'll do until someone better comes along. And someone will, maybe in 2018.
Clayton is vice president of the Falls Church, Va.-based Public Advocate of the United States, which calls itself a conservative advocacy group. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the organization an anti-gay hate group.
Clayton did not immediately return messages. Public Advocate says on its website that it “offers strong and vocal opposition to,” among other things, “same-sex marriage and the furtherance of so-called gay rights
MAYBE A good Democrat worth voting for?
Isn’t Corker a RINO?
So maybe this isn’t so bad for Conservatives afterall?
Conservatives~have given up on getting a non-RINO from Tennessee too.!!