Tennessee’s Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate has gained notoriety since his unexpected primary win. But the now-disavowed Democrat is getting almost no attention from his Republican opponent, Bob Corker.
Democrats abandoned Mark Clayton less than 24 hours after he won the primary. They say he’s not a bonafide Democrat and that he is affiliated with an organization characterized as an anti-gay hate group.
When asked about Clayton, Senator Corker hardly responded.
“I don’t think it serves any purpose for me to weigh in on what’s happening or what has happened in another primary. I don’t think it changes one iota of what we planned to do in this race.”
Corker says he plans to talk about fiscal issues. Speaking to the Madison Rotary Club Tuesday, Corker hardly mentioned that he’s up for re-election, only saying that he had to think long and hard before deciding to run again. Otherwise, Corker gave a technical talk about the insolvency of Medicare and asked that voters support some of the tough decisions that will have to be made in the coming years.
Senator Corker’s campaign schedule is light enough this month to allow a work-trip to the border of Syria to get an update on rebel efforts in the country. Corker sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.