The Democrats have picked some interesting candidates for Senate the last couple of years, haven't they?
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Democratic Party is disavowing the man who won the party’s nomination to challenge Republican Sen. Bob Corker in November, saying the little-known candidate belongs to an anti-gay hate group. Mark Clayton, 35, reported raising no money and campaigned little but received more than 48,000 votes, twice the number of his nearest competitor in Thursday’s seven-candidate Democratic primary.
Apparently, he's a bit of a conspiracy theorist.
"Mark Clayton believes the federal government is building a massive, four-football-field-wide superhighway from Mexico City to Toronto as part of a secret plot to establish a new North American Union as we know it," the article reads. "On Thursday, he became the Tennessee Democrats' nominee for U.S. Senate."
So is this better or worse than Alvin Greene 2 years ago?
Not even one full day after the victory, however, it was revealed that Greene had been arrested months ago on a charge of disseminating, procurring, or promoting obscenity. The incident took place November 12, 2009 at the Bates House residence hall on the University of South Carolina's campus. A female student reported that a man, later identified as Greene, sat down beside her in the computer lab. The student did not know Greene. She said the man asked her for her name, room number, and phone number, but she did not give it to him. She told officers that five minutes later, he told her to look at his computer screen, which she said had pornographic images on it. She told him that it was "offensive and not funny," and started to leave. The incident report states that Greene then asked her if he could come to her room, and she told him to leave her alone. The student said she then went up to her room and told her resident mentor about the incident.