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August 04, 2012


Tennessee Democrats Disavow Their Senate Candidate

Tennessee Democrats distanced themselves from Mark Clayton (D) after he won the state's Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate saying he's part of an anti-gay hate group, the Tennessean reports.

The party said that it would do nothing to help Clayton who handily won the right to challenge Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) in November.

Said a party statement: "The only time that Clayton has voted in a Democratic primary was when he was voting for himself. Many Democrats in Tennessee knew nothing about any of the candidates in the race, so they voted for the person at the top of the ticket. Unfortunately, none of the other Democratic candidates were able to run the race needed to gain statewide visibility or support."












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