Weston Wamp

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Weston Wamp
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Tennessee, District 3
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee in Knoxville
Personal
BirthdayMarch 26, 1987
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
Weston Wamp campaign logo
Weston Wamp was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee. Incumbent Charles J. Fleischmann defeated Wamp by less than 1,500 votes in the Republican primary.[1]

Wamp was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 3rd Congressional District of Tennessee.[2] He was defeated in the August 2, 2012, Republican primary.[3]

Biography

Wamp graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2009.[4] After graduating, he helped launch Lamp Post Group, "a venture incubator that provides both capital and mentorship to growing startups," in 2010.[5] He is the son of former Rep. Zach Wamp (R).[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Wamp was in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 3rd District.[7] Incumbent Charles J. Fleischmann defeated Wamp by less than 1,500 votes in the Republican primary.[1]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 3 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Fleischmann Incumbent 50.8% 46,556
Weston Wamp 49.2% 45,082
Total Votes 91,638
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State

Race background

Mayfield controversy

Dairy magnate Scottie Mayfield told the TimesFreePress.com that two days before he endorsed Fleischmann, Wamp came to his home and secretly recorded a conversation they had about who Mayfield was going to support. Mayfield said Wamp sent him the following text message at 7:14 p.m. on March 15, 2014, after their meeting: "To protect myself, I have recorded my conversation with you and Lisa. I hope you will honor your commitment and not get involved in this race. Thank you sir."[8] Mayfield added, "I never dreamed somebody would walk into my house with a bug on. I don't want to say negative things about people. But I just don't think that's correct behavior."[8]

Debate

Excerpts from Wamp/ Fleischmann July 2014 Debate.

Endorsements

Wamp was endorsed by the following people and organizations:

Media


Weston Wamp's July 2014 ad, "When We Were Young."

Weston Wamp's July 2014 ad, "Better Than We Found It."

Weston Wamp's July 30, 2014 ad, "Not Slowing Down."
  • Wamp's July 2014 ad, "When We Were Young," featured members of the "greatest generation" who argued that voters should not re-elect members of Congress because they have been ineffective leaders.
  • Wamp argued that voters should elect him to office so that he can help Americans "leave this country better than we found it" in his July 2014 ad, "Better Than We Found It."
  • In, "Not Slowing Down," Wamp said that he won't be distracted by the negative ads his opponent, Chuck Fleischmann, is running. He then argued that Americans need to send new people to Washington who will work hard and solve problems.

2012

See also: Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District elections, 2012

Wamp ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 3rd District. Wamp was defeated by incumbent Charles Fleischmann in the August 2, 2012, Republican primary.[3]

U.S. House, Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Fleischmann Incumbent 39.1% 29,947
Ron Bhalla 1.2% 926
Weston Wamp 28.7% 21,997
Scottie Mayfield 31% 23,779
Total Votes 76,649

Media


Weston Wamp's ad, "Look Twice."

Weston Wamp's ad, "Believers."

Weston Wamp's ad, "Dare."

Weston Wamp's ad, "The Blame Game."

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Wamp's reports.[12]

Weston Wamp (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2014$0$403,571.68$(29,821.01)$373,750.67
Running totals
$403,571.68$(29,821.01)

2012

As of July 13, 2012, Wamp raised $626,843 and spent $435,661, leaving him with $191,182 cash on hand. Of the amount raised, 97% came in the form of large contributions.[14]

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