Weston Wamp hits Fleischmann on spending cut votes

photo Weston Wamp and Chuck Fleischmann.

Weston Wamp said a new study validates his charge that U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann hasn't honored a campaign pledge to save taxpayer cash.

"Mr. Fleischmann's record shows that his walk does not line up with his talk," Wamp said Thursday in a news release. "When he had a chance to make a difference and cut spending, he couldn't pull the trigger."

Wamp, who along with two others is challenging Fleischmann in Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District Republican primary, was remarking on a study released by the Washington, D.C.-based Club for Growth. The study tracked House votes on this year's 25 proposed amendments to appropriations bills that would have slashed spending and put the savings toward debt reduction -- something Fleischmann claims to attempt every time he visits the House floor.

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