TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Brittany Sims on Apr 24, 2014

U.S. District Judge Kevin Sharp threw out a suit filed by 2012 Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate Mark Clayton. Clayton alleged the Tennessee Democratic Party violated state law by keeping him off the ballot for governor this August. Clayton was disavowed by the party for his association with an anti-gay hate group and for an uneven record of voting in Democratic primaries. The party blocked his application for governor, telling state elections offices that he is not a “bona fide” Democrat. The Tennessean has more.