Generational Division Within the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee

Nashville Scene

A stuffed orange envelope showed up at Scene headquarters in mid-February. On it was a printed label with no return address and four American flag Forever Stamps — perhaps the sender is inclined toward tradition, stability and long-term thinking.

Inside, a stapled dossier details disorder inside the Tennessee Democratic Party, split along generational lines. A Jan. 27 meeting of the state executive committee, the 77-person body that governs the state party, had devolved into name-calling, profanity-laden attacks and political threats, according to emails shared with the Scene.

At issue was whether to include the president of the Tennessee High School Democrats as an ex officio member of the committee, which includes positions for leaders of the Tennessee Young Democrats, Tennessee College Democrats, Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women, and Tennessee Democratic County Chairs Association. 







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