Clayton, Campfield Hold Joint News Conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An embattled nominee for the U.S. Senate is turning to a Republican state senator to try to underscore his Democratic credentials.
Mark Clayton, who was disavowed by the state Democratic Party after winning the primary because of his anti-gay stance, held a news conference in Nashville on Monday with Republican state Sen. Stacey Campfield.
Campfield, the sponsor of a bill seeking to bar teaching about gay issues, told reporters that he had previously tried, but failed, to recruit Clayton to run as a Republican. Campfield said he wasn’t endorsing Clayton.
Clayton is vice president of Falls Church, Va.-based Public Advocate of the United States, deemed a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Clayton showed reporters a certificate of appreciation he received from the organization.

Here’s a Campfield quote via WPLN:
“Listen, if it’s wrong to say we need more pro-life, pro-family, pro-traditional family Democrats, if that’s wrong then I don’t want to be right. Those are the things that Mark holds and that he truly believes.”

2 thoughts on “Clayton, Campfield Hold Joint News Conference

  1. The Sen.

    Gee Donna My family will be let down to know that I am no longer a member of their family unit because I am single.
    Do you think people should be forced into marriage before being allowed an opinion on family?
    Do you have to own a gun before you can have an opinion on gun rights? Do you have to to have served in the military before you can have an opinion on war?
    Do you have to have a child before you can have an opinion on child abuse?

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