tennessee gop http://wmot.org en Tenn. Primary Results Suggest Both Party's are in Disarray http://wmot.org/post/tenn-primary-results-suggest-both-partys-are-disarray <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) &mdash; The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing the nomination of Mark Clayton, saying the little-known candidate belongs to a hate group.</p><p>During Thursday&#39;s primary elections Clayton won the right to challenge Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker for one of Tennessee&rsquo;s Senate seats this fall.</p><p>The party says Clayton received the most votes only because his name appeared first on the ballot.</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 17:42:46 +0000 AP/WMOT 14121 at http://wmot.org Tenn. GOP Resists Calls to Reign in Rhetoric http://wmot.org/post/tenn-gop-resists-calls-reign-rhetoric <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; -- Tennessee&rsquo;s Republicans are resisting calls to reign in conservatives on the party&rsquo;s right flank.</p><p>Stories this week in Tennessee&rsquo;s two largest newspapers, the Commercial Appeal in Memphis and the Tennessean here in the Mid-State, call into question comments made recently by county-level GOP officials concerning gays and Muslims.</p><p>At the national level, Republican Party leadership spoke out forcefully this week against similar comments made by Congresswoman Michelle Bachman.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:58:58 +0000 Mike Osborne 13671 at http://wmot.org