published Monday, January 13th, 2014

Weston Wamp makes a second run for Congress

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Republican Weston Wamp today launched a second bid to try to unseat two-term Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn.

During a news conference at the Lamp Post Group, where Wamp is director of communications, the 26-year-old Republican said Congress needs new leadership.

"Chuck is a nice guy but the truth is he is just not very effective," he said.

Wamp, who ran unsuccessfully two years ago for the same seat, said he is married and is more mature than he was when he first ran against Fleischmann.

Fleischmann's campaign responded quickly to the announcement with campaign spokesman Jordan Powell saying, "Of course Weston Wamp is running. He never stopped running after the 2012 election – except for the few months he thought about running in another Tennessee congressional district."

Powell continued, "He comes from a family consumed with politics and is simply continuing that tradition; his announcement comes as no surprise."

Weston Wamp, left, along with wife, Shelby, announces Monday that he will run for Congress in Tennessee's 3rd district.
Weston Wamp, left, along with wife, Shelby, announces Monday that he will run for Congress in Tennessee's 3rd district.
Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.
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Dave Flessner is the business editor for the Times Free Press. A journalist for 35 years, Dave has been business editor and projects editor for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, city editor for The Chattanooga Times, business and county reporter for the Chattanooga Times, correspondent for the Lansing State Journal and Ingham County News in Michigan, staff writer for the Hastings Daily Tribune in Nebraska, and news director for WCBN-FM in Michigan. Dave, a native ...

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