U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann starts season with $400,000

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann starts season with $400,000

February 3rd, 2014 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

Weston Wamp and Chuck Fleischmann

Incumbent 3rd District U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann will start the campaign season with more than $400,000 in the bank, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday.

The reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show Fleischmann went into the fourth quarter with a balance of $250,222. He raised $196,574 between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 and spent $41,162, leaving a balance of $405,634.

Fleischmann, a Republican, is seeking a third term and faces a primary challenge from Weston Wamp, son of Fleischmann's predecessor, Zach Wamp.

It's a rematch for the pair. Wamp came in third in a four-man race in the 2012 3rd District primary, earning 28 percent of the vote to Fleischmann's 38 percent.

Wamp announced his candidacy Jan. 13 and did not have to file a fourth-quarter report with the FEC.