If we work together maybe we can replace them with the Carlyle Group!
@Memphis Watcher - Raising money?! I'm a good Democrat but I wouldn't contribute money for their fiscal mismanagement.
@Still living - Both Bryan Carson and his mother need to come off of the State Executive Committee. They have, to say the least, a conflict of interest.
I can appreciate that Mancini wants to put the issue to bed and focus on the November election. The local committee says the amount missing is $25k and the settlement agreement calls for Bryan Carson to repay $6k at $100 a month; the truth may be somewhere in the middle. It's as Brackston says - the State party gave him a pass. What's not in dispute is the years of fines at $10k each for failure to file financial reports. And Bryan Carson has the audacity, the effrontery, the shamelessness to sit on the State Executive Committee?! This is a disgusting mess.
The SCDP has been the biggest joke in Tennessee for the past 2 decades. Embarrassing to say the least!!
Democrats are Democrat regardless of where they are assembled.
The longest track record and largest group of 'say one thing and do another'.... No one is really shocked that a Democrat was caught stealing from fellow Democrats...They gave him a pass!!
The right thing was done!! And, remarkably by a fellow Democrat... A rare happening.
Berclair wins the cigar.
Should've happened years ago to this group of under-achieving jugglers.
Berclair, the reason for the decertification was that the SCDP was obsessed with Bryan Carson and not doing their job, nothing to support candidates for election this year, not raising money, not doing anything to get out the vote. They were worthless as a political party. I don't think the whole state executive committee voted. I think the Chair has the authority to de-certify any county party.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Mancini wanted to let Carson off with basically a slap on the wrist, and the local executive committee wanted a stiffer penalty? Therefore, the solution by Mancini and the state executive committee - which Carson and his mom are members - was to decertify the local party?
Another question, was this decertification put to a vote by the state executive committee? If so, did Carson and his mother vote on the matter?
Finally, so what happens to Carson now? Does he receive any penalty?
When a cancer gets big enough, it eventually overwhelms the body as a whole, killing it. This applies as much to the body politic as it does to the human body. Mancini did the right thing.
I don't think it's at all funny. This is a disgrace.
Too funny. What a bunch of morons.
Right you are, Yellow Dog. And, Rags, the mug shot was an official portrait used by DK himself, not something concocted by scheming "libs," insecure or otherwise.
You see it. Where is yours?
Are you volunteering yours?
Could you libs at the Flyer have found a worse goofy looking picture to post with the article? Blatant jealousy, insecurity, whatever it is.
In 2002 it was Ed Bryant (R-Henderson) who was not running for re-election in the 7th in order to run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Fred Thompson. Don Sundquist in 2002 was in his last term as Governor and had not sought re-election to the 7th since 1994 when he was elected Governor. Granted, in political terms, Ed Bryant has become rather forgettable.
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