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Democrats Remove Long-serving Pro-Lifer from Ballot
« on: April 19, 2020, 09:15:27 AM »
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  • -- Rep. John DeBerry won't be on the ballot for this year's primary. The black lawmaker — who has held his seat nearly three decades — is pro-life. He simply isn't far-left enough for the extremism that dominates his party in Tennessee. 

    That's good news for Republicans. 

    Four other candidates were removed from the ballot, apparently for similar reasons. The committee that removed them is dominated by white Democrats.  

    "Diversity is our strength," the far-left loves to say. Apparently, ideological diversity is excluded.

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    The Tennessee Democratic Party’s executive committee on Wednesday voted to remove state Rep. John DeBerry from the party’s 2020 primary ballot.

    DeBerry has served in his House District 90 seat in Memphis since he was elected in 1994. He is allowed to appeal the party’s decision.

    State Democrats did not elaborate on why committee members voted 41-18, with two abstaining, to remove DeBerry from the August primary ballot. But DeBerry has drawn criticism from fellow Democrats for frequently voting with Republicans on several issues, including school vouchers and the “fetal heartbeat bill.”

    “After a long meeting in which we heard challenges and evidence, we did what we thought was best to protect the Tennessee Democratic Party and the values we stand for,” Tennessee Democratic Party chair Mary Mancini said in a statement.

    DeBerry responded to the vote in a statement, in which he thanked supporters for his time in the legislature.

    “The Tennessee Democratic Party has decided that a 26-year Representative that spent 12 years as a committee chairman, conducted himself with integrity, served the party well, sponsored meaningful legislation and built bridges across the aisle to get bills passed is no longer a Democrat,” DeBerry said.

    “And so, I’m not. I’m appreciative to all the folk who have supported me through my time in Legislature and want to give them my thanks.”

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    Offline Viva Cristo Rey

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    Re: Democrats Remove Long-serving Pro-Lifer from Ballot
    « Reply #1 on: April 21, 2020, 12:38:56 AM »
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  • They are trying to poison Tennessee with liberalism.

    Deberry should run as an independent or republican.  Many are leaving the Democrat party especially if the candidate is prolife. 
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