NASHVILLE — Tennessee Democrats are stuck with self-described “tea party-style conservative” Mark Clayton as their U.S. Senate nominee in November whether they like it or not, state Election Coordinator Mark Goins says.
In a letter to Democrat Larry Crim, one of the six other candidates who lost in last week’s Senate Democratic nominee, Goins said, “there is not enough time to hold another statewide election before the November general election.”
Noting that election results of the Aug. 2 primary won’t be officially certified until later this month, Goins said absentee ballots for voters in the military “must be mailed out by Sept. 22.”
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Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...