U.S. Senate candidate sues TN Democratic Party over Mark Clayton's candidacy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at 2:21pm

Recent Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Larry Crim is heading to federal court to demand a new Democratic primary following disavowed candidate Mark Clayton’s win earlier this month.

Crim filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday claiming the Tennessee Democratic Party and its chairman Chip Forrester failed to weed out Clayton’s candidacy before the race. Thus, he requests the court to void Clayton’s candidacy and hold a new primary.

The lawsuit claims Clayton didn’t vote in enough Democratic races, per party bylaws, to run for senate in August — a fact that wasn’t caught by the TNDP.

The suit also names the Tennessee Division of Elections.

Crim accuses Forrester and the TNDP of misleading voters by claiming the party had no democratic candidates for U.S. Senate. The lawsuit calls the TNDP action a “deceptive act designed to provide a ‘respectable appearing cloak’ for encouraging proper and improper candidates to qualify and appear on the democratic ballot.”

Crim also extends a hand to Forrester and the TNDP, asking them to go the “necessary one step further” to join with him in the injunction for a new primary.

TNDP spokesman Brandon Puttbrese called the lawsuit “frivolous” but said any further comment would be reserved for the court hearing.

The lawsuit asks for an emergency hearing on the motion to be set for Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in federal Judge Kevin Sharp’s courtroom.

Crim’s attorney Michael Rowan couldn’t be reached for comment Wednesday afternoon. 

14 Comments on this post:

By: gid on 8/15/12 at 12:44

Let me get this straight. The Dem's nominate this guy, he is on the ballot, citizens vote and he wins getting to the be the Dem vs the Rep person. Now the Dems dont want him and are filing an action to stop this election. Wow. Really. The Citzens are the voters and the ones elected him, yet they are getting kick aside. Wow.

By: Jughead on 8/15/12 at 1:54

Lord, that is the liberal way. Sue,sue,sue---even sue yourself!

Chip Forrester is an idiot. I mean, a complete and utter moron. I cannot believe he has not been ousted just for being as rancid turd.

By: Jughead on 8/15/12 at 1:55

Isn't Michael Rowan the guy who wants to be a General Sessions Judge but avoids being served with a lawsuit?

By: mbeaty on 8/16/12 at 7:10

roseeb -Most interesting that Crim is the one who is suing- a man who runs for office for a living - finished 4th in a 4 man race - does he still get to fund raise while the suit progresses?

By: frodo on 8/16/12 at 7:21

I hear John Ford will soon be looking for a gig. He could be the perfect replacement for Forrester...someone who would carry on the Democrat ideals in this state.

By: JKennedyMD on 8/16/12 at 7:31

Perhaps Mr. Crim can call Tim Barnes and Rosalind Kurita of Clarksville for pointers.

By: frodo on 8/16/12 at 7:48

Where are the usual defenders of the left this morning? Perhaps frantic searching through pockets for hope and spare change has them distracted.

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