Tennessee Republican Party Boots Three Candidates Off Primary Ballot

Tennessee Republican Party Boots Three Candidates Off Primary Ballot

The Tennessee Republican Party officially removed three candidates from the state’s primary ballot. 

Scott Golden, chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, submitted a letter Wednesday notifying the coordinator of elections, Mark Goins, that disqualified 5th Congressional District candidates Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck and Baxter Lee are removed “completely from the Republican August primary ballot.” 
The letter included a notification of the full list of candidates in a variety of races that the Tennessee GOP voted to restore to the ballot – a total of 13 – as well as the full list of candidates that the party voted to remove, the Tennessee Star reports. 
Morgan Ortagus, Robby Starbuck, and Baxter Lee were permanently removed from the August 4 GOP primary ballot in Tennessee’s 5th Congressional District by the Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee (SEC) on Wednesday, April 19.
All three had an opportunity to request that the State Executive Committee restore their names to the GOP primary ballot and present their case individually to members of the committee.
However, the 17-member committee denied their requests. 
According to sources familiar w …

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