Wamp is from Chattanooga.
Asked opponent for debate
In July 2010, Wamp challenged Knoxville Mayor and gubernatorial opponent Bill Haslam to more debates, but the Haslam campaign shows little interest in considering. The Haslam campaign points to what is believed to be a record number of joint appearances among the candidates, mostly at forums.
Haslam accuses Wamp of "trivializing campaign with personal attacks."
On July 16, Wamp released a negative television advertisement focusing on Mayor Haslam, which the Mayor labeled “grossly distorted and misleading.”