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Zach Wamp

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Zach Wamp
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U.S. House of Representatives
Former officeholder
Place of birthChattanooga, Tennessee
Zach Wamp is a former member of the United States House of Representatives, representing Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District. He ran in the Republican gubernatorial primary on August 5, 2010, losing to Bill Haslam.



See also: Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010
2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[1]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg Bill Haslam (R) 47.5%
Joe Kirkpatrick (R) 0.9%
Basil Marceaux(R) 0.5%
Ron Ramsey (R) 22.0%
Zach Wamp 29.1%
Total votes 717,038

Asked opponent for debate

In July 2010, Wamp challenged Knoxville Mayor and gubernatorial opponent Bill Haslam to more debates, but the Haslam campaign showed little interest in considering. The Haslam campaign pointed to what was believed to be a record number of joint appearances among the candidates, mostly at forums.

Wamp was trailing behind Haslam when Wamp requested another debate, with then-Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey following in third place. The primary was August 5.[2]

Haslam accused Wamp of "trivializing campaign with personal attacks."

On July 16, Wamp released a negative television advertisement focusing on Haslam, which the former Mayor labeled “grossly distorted and misleading.”[3]


Wamp is from Chattanooga.

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