When Democratic voters in a Southern state reject the party orthodoxy and select someone else, what does the party do ? They disavow their own nominee selected by their own rank and file.
A couple years back they did it in SC....This year the Dems are throwing their Senate nominee in Tennessee to the wolves.
Republican Sen. Bob Corker is now the choice of President Obama and Senator Reid.
Tennessee Democratic Party disavows Senate nominee | The Tennessean | tennessean.com