IT'S OVER! Yesterday Lenny Ladner was informed by the State Election
Commission that a committee of the Republican Party chaired by
Chris Devaney in
Had blackballed his candidacy for Congress in the 7th District. Before this blatant and arbitrary action, Ladner had been the only viable contender in the election for the seat of incumbent RINO Marsha Blackburn, quo bono. (Compare her voting record with John Duncan of the 2nd District who is a truly genuine Republican).
The power for this draconian action emanates from Statutes originated by the Legislature of 1972 and has been amended in nearly every session since. These laws make a mockery of TN’s election process. A blind lottery would be more in keeping with fair and untainted representation than the present, criminally skewed charade.
The Code that once ensured free and open elections in
When questioned about reasons for the Committee's actions, the only assertion
Presented was that Ladner was “not Republican enough." This flies in the face of