NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A federal judge has refused to void the Tennessee Democratic primary for U.S. Senate won by an anti-gay candidate the party has disavowed.
District Judge Kevin Sharp ruled that the lawsuit filed by losing candidate Larry Crim was improper because it was not filed against an individual.
Crim sued the state Division of Elections and the Tennessee Democratic Party trying to keep the winner of the Aug. 2 primary, Mark Clayton, off the November ballot.
The day after the election, the state Democratic Party said it wanted nothing to do with Clayton. A statement disavowing his campaign said he is a member of an anti-gay hate group and not a real Democrat because he previously voted in only one party primary.
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