Rick Santorum endorses Weston Wamp for Congress

Rick Santorum endorses Weston Wamp for Congress

July 25th, 2014 by Tim Omarzu in Local - Breaking News

Weston Wamp and Rick Santorum are seen in this composite photo.

Conservative former Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Rick Santorum today announced his endorsement of Weston Wamp in his race for the Republican nomination for Congress from Tennessee's Third District.

"Weston is exactly the kind of person we desperately need in Washington right now," the former senator and presidential candidate said in a statement endorsing Wamp, who is challenging incumbent Chuck Fleischmann for the Republican nomination on Aug. 7.

Wamp's campaign was enthusiastic about receiving the endorsement from Santorum, who came in second in the 2012 Republican Presidential primary, outpacing the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney in all 11 counties of the district.

"He and I both believe that the Republican Party must be about blue-collar working families and expanding the middle class," Wamp said in a news release. "From manufacturing and construction to building trades and laborers, we need to focus on solutions for middle America, which is the heart and soul of our country."

He added, "Sen. Santorum and I are totally committed to the sanctity of human life and the strengthening of our families.

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