Wamp graduated from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville in 2009. After graduating, he helped launch Lamp Post Group, "a venture incubator that provides both capital and mentorship to growing startups," in 2010. He is the son of former Rep. Zach Wamp (R).
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."
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."
Excerpts from Wamp/ Fleischmann July 2014 Debate.
Wamp was endorsed by the following people and organizations:
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.