TNGOP Chair Breaks Party Rules, Endorses Lamar Alexander
TN Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney has broken Party rules by taking sides and effectively endorsing Senator Lamar Alexander in a fundraising letter that arrived in mailboxes this week. Senator Alexander has a serious opponent in the race, and the TNGOP has apparently decided who should win. The letter, along with the Party Bylaws are below:
Article II Sec 4 of the TNGOP Rules clearly states:
“Neither the Executive Committee as a body, nor the Officers, nor the TRP’s paid staff members, nor a County Republican Party or Executive Committee as a body, nor County Republican Party Chairmen shall endorse a Republican candidate in a contested primary election.“
UPDATE (9/17/13 – 10:26am):
The TNGOP has issued a factually inaccurate response. They had plenty of time to halt and correct this “error” before it went out. But yet they didn’t.