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Mark Clayton has one sign and a campaign war chest that's lacking.
"I raised 100-dollars," said Clayton. "We spent $65 and have $35 on hand."
Still, Clayton managed to win the statewide U.S. Senate Democratic Party Primary Thursday night.
"Politics is about getting warm bodies to the polls and our team brought the most people," said Clayton.
Clayton will face GOP Senator Bob Corker in November without something else candidates usually take for granted.
"We encourage them to vote for anyone but Mark Clayton," said Democratic Party Chair Chip Forrester.
Forrester says the party disavowed Clayton for being the VP of an organization called the Public Advocate of the United States.
The Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the group as a hate group.
"There's bigotry and there's no way we can have a nominee that can receive the support of the Tennessee Democratic Party that espouses these values," said Forrester.
Clayton says not only is he not a bigot he even has a certificate of appreciation from Southern Poverty Law Center from last year.
Clayton says he supports equal rights for everyone but his group and his campaign are getting criticism because they oppose the gay rights movement.
"The radical homosexual lobby wants special rights not equal rights," said Clatyon. "I'm someone that has traditional mainstream values that work in real life. Marriage between a man and wife and the right to life."
Positions Clayton believes helped him win but the Democratic Party believes it was something else that put him ahead.
Forrester says Clayton benefitted from being at the top of the ballot in a field of candidates without name recognition.
"People didn't know the other candidates and they couldn't make a decision," said Forrester.
Friday, August 3 2012, 10:31 PM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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