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An October 2012 article in ''The Daily'' named Clayton one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.<ref>[http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012/10/29/102912-news-worst-candidates-2012/ ''The Daily,'' "The worst candidates of 2012," October 29, 2012]</ref>
 
An October 2012 article in ''The Daily'' named Clayton one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.<ref>[http://www.thedaily.com/article/2012/10/29/102912-news-worst-candidates-2012/ ''The Daily,'' "The worst candidates of 2012," October 29, 2012]</ref>
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Clayton ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Tennessee]]. He defeated [[Larry Crim]], [[Gary Davis]], [[Dave Hancock]], [[Ashley King]], [[Park Overall]], and [[T.K. Owens]] in the August 2 Democratic primary.  He will face incumbent [[Bob Corker]] (R), [[Shaun Crowell]] (L), [[David Gatchell]] (I), [[James Higdon]] (I), [[Michel Long]] (I), and [[Troy Scoggin]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/Unofficial%20US%20filings.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State'' "2012 Unofficial Filings," April 5, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TN_US_Senate_0802.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associate Press primary results]</ref>
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Clayton ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Tennessee]]. He defeated [[Larry Crim]], [[Gary Davis]], [[Dave Hancock]], [[Ashley King]], [[Park Overall]], and [[T.K. Owens]] in the August 2 Democratic primary.  He faced incumbent [[Bob Corker]] (R), [[Shaun Crowell]] (L), [[David Gatchell]] (I), [[James Higdon]] (I), [[Michel Long]] (I), and [[Troy Scoggin]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/Unofficial%20US%20filings.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State'' "2012 Unofficial Filings," April 5, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/TN_US_Senate_0802.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS Associate Press primary results]</ref> Corker won.<ref name="cnnr"/>
  
 
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Mark Clayton
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Candidate for
U.S. Senate, Tennessee
PartyDemocratic
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Mark Clayton was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee. He lost in the general election.[1]

An October 2012 article in The Daily named Clayton one of the 20 worst candidates in 2012.[2]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Tennessee, 2012

Clayton ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Tennessee. He defeated Larry Crim, Gary Davis, Dave Hancock, Ashley King, Park Overall, and T.K. Owens in the August 2 Democratic primary. He faced incumbent Bob Corker (R), Shaun Crowell (L), David Gatchell (I), James Higdon (I), Michel Long (I), and Troy Scoggin (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4] Corker won.[1]

Controversy with the Democratic Party

The day after Clayton won the Democratic nomination for Senate, the Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed him as their candidate, claiming he is part of an anti-gay hate group. Though Clayton won the primary with a sizable margin, the party said it would do nothing to help further his candidacy, and urged voters to vote for a write-in candidate in November. "The only time that Clayton has voted in a Democratic primary was when he was voting for himself," read a press release. "Many Democrats in Tennessee knew nothing about any of the candidates in the race, so they voted for the person at the top of the ticket. Unfortunately, none of the other Democratic candidates were able to run the race needed to gain statewide visibility or support." Clayton does occasional work for the pro-life, pro-marriage group Public Advocate of the United States.[5]

Democratic candidate Larry Crim later demanded a new primary based on the argument that Tennessee Democratic Party Chair Chip Forrester failed in his duties as party chairman to properly screen the primary candidates. Crim also argued that since his name is next to Clayton's alphabetically the nomination belongs to him. The state's elections coordinator Mark Goins responded to the inquiry saying that Forrester had seven days after the April 5 qualifying deadline to question Clayton's Democratic credentials. After that, officials had no legal grounds to block his candidacy.[6]

Campaign donors

Clayton has not filed any reports with the Federal Election Commission but has reportedly raised just $278 for his campaign. He also has not set up any campaign signs or headquarters to promote his bid for office.[7]

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