Friday, August 06, 2004

Tennessee GOP Quandary

On the one hand, this US House candidate represents the core values of the party.

On the other hand, he believes in evolution.

The Age - Aug 06, 2004 - An unabashed racist will represent the Republican party in a Tennessee district in the November election for a congressional seat after another candidate failed to derail his effort.

With 86 per cent of the primary vote counted, candidate Dennis Bertrand had just 1,554 votes compared to 7,671, or 83 per cent, for James L Hart, a believer in the discredited, phony science of eugenics.

In November, the Republican candidate will oppose John Tanner, a Democrat who has represented the northwest Tennessee district for 15 years.

Hart, 60, vows that if elected he will work toward keeping "less favoured races" from reproducing or immigrating to the United States.