Fri Aug 3, 2012, 10:55 PM
Tx4obama (36,557 posts)
Tennessee Democratic Party Is Cutting Ties To Its Own Senate Nominee
It cannot be a common occurrence in politics for a party organization at any level to disown or reject a candidate, but the Tennessee Democrats have done just that. In this week’s primary showdown between seven candidates, Mark Clayton has emerged as the victor to take on Republican incumbent Bob Corker. But due to Clayton’s ties with an organization classified as a “hate group,” the state party is separating itself entirely from him and encouraging voters to write in their own candidate in November.
The Tennessee Democratic Party released a statement claiming that the only time he voted in the Democratic primary was when he voted for himself. They acknowledged that the other candidates in the primary race did not have enough “visibility or support” to make a definitive win in the race. The “known hate group” the party says Clayton is affiliated with is Public Advocate USA. On its website, the group lists issues it has a strong opposition to, including these examples:
Same sex marriage and the furtherance of so-called “Gay Rights”;
Full article here: http://www.mediaite.com/online/tennessee-democratic-party-is-cutting-ties-to-its-own-senate-nominee/
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Sat Aug 4, 2012, 02:34 AM
blkmusclmachine (8,112 posts)
2. Flush 'em. I'm past DONE with these phony bipartisan DINO hacks.
Let the GOP pass it's own vile policies. No need having a "DEM" do their dirty work and legitimize their vile policies, and then pass on the results of said vile legislation to the Party. F/ck that $h!t.