In a conversation with a top Shelby County Democratic Party (SCDP) member, unsuccessful mayoral candidate Carol Chumney let it slip that Jay Bailey has promised to support her in what will be her third attempt to become the City of Memphis mayor.
Jay Bailey who is seeking to become the next SCDP Chair is more than aware of the policies governing the role of executive members, and such behavior is clearly a breach of protocol. How can Bailey become chair of the Party while already in bed with a potential candidate for Mayor of Memphis. I guess other democratic candidates who have stated their interest in running for mayor should forget about turning to SCDP for fair and impartial assistance. "No thanks Myron Lowery, no thanks AC Wharton the SCDP Chair has already been bought." How can this Party represent ALL democrats when backroom deals like this is going on!
It should be noted that Ms. Chumney is featured prominently on several of Baileys campaign fliers and has provided her voice in recent robo-callings supporting said candidate. Clearly she is one who believes in, "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."
These types of shenanigans are exactly why I steered clear of the Bailey camp. As I have said earlier it is time to end these deceptive tactics that divide the Party and pit democrat against democrat. In fairness, I welcome a response from Mr. Bailey.