Tennessee Democrats are at it again. While the TNDP has been touting their quantity of candidates for state office, maybe they should have taken a closer look at the quality.
Bill Peach, a Democratic candidate for State House in District 63 didn't even want to vote for in his own Party's primary. Instead, he opted to pledge his allegiance to the Tennessee Republican Party. Even Anne McGraw, a candidate for local county office who herself is running as a Democrat on the ballot, chose to forego voting in the Democratic primary. These candidates didn't vote in their own party's primary despite running themselves. According to TCA 2-7-115, voting in a Party's primary means that "At the time the voter seeks to vote, the voter declares allegiance to the political party in whose primary the voter seeks to vote and states that the voter intends to affiliate with that party."
Which is it Tennessee Democrats, are you running for your Party's nomination or not? This lack of interest in participating in the selection of their Party's nominees speaks volumes on how inconsequential the Democratic Party is in Tennessee.
We're now speaking directly to you, Bill Peach and Anne McGraw: While you're at it, feel free to donate and get your 2018 sustaining membership card, join the Capitol Club, or follow in the footsteps of fellow Democratic candidate Angie Dalton and attend the Statesmen's Dinner.