Republican Defeats Antigay Democrat in Tennessee U.S. Senate Race

Incumbent Bob Corker defeats disowned Democrat Mark Clayton.

BY Trudy Ring

November 06 2012 9:32 PM ET

Bob Corker

Republican Bob Corker, as expected, easily defeated antigay gadfly Democrat Mark Clayton in the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee.

While Corker, an incumbent, is no friend to LGBTs, with a 0 rating from the Human Rights Campaign, Clayton, who was disowned by his party after a surprise primary win, was perhaps even worse on our issues.

The Washington Post reported that his “policy ideas set him apart from many other Democrats: He is unusual in opposing abortion rights and same-sex marriage, but he’s downright exceptional in saying that the Transportation Security Administration ‘mandates [transsexuals] and homosexuals grabbing children in their stranger-danger zones.’”

Read more about him here.

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