Tennessee Democrats disavow own Senate nominee

Mark Clayton came out on top in a field of seven in the Tennessee Democratic party primary for US Senate on Tuesday. On Friday, his own party disowned him. Daily Caller: The Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed its own U.S. Senate nominee Friday, announcing that he is "associated with a known hate group" - in this case, a conservative advocacy organization. Mark Clayton won Tuesday's Democratic primary with 30 percent of the vote in a field of seven candidates. "The only time that Clayton has voted in a Democratic primary was when he was voting for himself," said the Tennessee Democratic Party in a statement. "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...(Read Full Post)