Here’s one for the presses….Democrats won’t back their vote winning candidate because he’s too conservative. Sounds like someone I might consider voting for….since Alexander, Corker or Fincher of Tennessee have turned out to be closet liberals….from the Mark Clayton website:
Mark Clayton on Disavowed by PartyLast Updated: Aug 04, 2012
After Mr Clayton won the nomination of the Democratic party for the 2012 Senate seat, the Democratic party disavowed his nomination and urged its members to vote for a write-in candidate. The sole reason for this disavowement seems to be Mr Clayton’s involvement in a group called the Public Advocate of the United States. This group advocates for traditional marriage and pro-life legislation on both the state and national levels. The basis of the Democratic party’s problem with the Public Advocate group seems to be based upon the Southern Poverty Law Center designating the group as a hate group because the Public Advocate Groip opposes same-sex marriage and abortion and opposes teaching children in middle school and younger about homosexuality. The Public Advocate Group appears to have been added to the hate groups list in March of 2012.
Press Statement from the Tennessee Democratic Party
On August 3, 2012 the Tennessee Democratic Party released a press statement noting that is was disavowing Mr Clayton’s candidacy and that it would not assist in that candidacy in any way. I asked its members to vote for a write-in candidate. It asserted that Mr Clayton was involved with a hate group, but did not further clarify that statement. It was an article by USA Today that mentioned that the group that MR Clayton is Vice-President of is listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.
Tennessee Democrats Disavow Senate Candidate Mark Clayton
By TNDP On August 3, 2012 · Leave a Comment
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Mark Clayton receiving the most votes in the Democratic Primary for US Senate.
“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.
“Mark Clayton is associated with a known hate group in Washington, D.C., and the Tennessee Democratic Party disavows his candidacy, will not do anything to promote or support him in any way, and urges Democrats to write-in a candidate of their choice in November.”