Weston Wamp Announces Spring And Summer RV Tour

Monday, March 24, 2014
Weston Wamp's campaign RV
Weston Wamp's campaign RV

Chattanooga businessman and congressional candidate Weston Wamp began Monday an RV tour that will span the remainder of his campaign for Congress and keep the candidate on the road for days at a time.

“Unfortunately politics has become more about endorsements and special interests than connecting with real people and improving their lives. We are out to change that and it starts on today,” said Mr. Wamp.

The tour is focused on “Bringing Congress Back Home” in a 32-foot Class-C RV that will serve as a campaign meeting place, office and hotel room. This week the RV will overnight in Athens, Sweetwater, Kingston, Oak Ridge and Oneida before returning home on Saturday night.

"Campaigning this way we will be able to meet people where they are rather than coming to town for a couple hours and acting like we have all the answers,” said Mr. Wamp. “Congress is out of touch, but I won’t be. Over the next four months we plan on spending the night in every hometown in this district.”

Mr. Wamp’s plan to spend multiple nights a week on the campaign RV is an unprecedented congressional campaign strategy as well as one that will allow he and his staff to campaign continuously in a district that is almost three hours north to south by car, officials said.

Mr. Wamp is a founding director at Lamp Post Group, a business incubator in Chattanooga supporting small businesses and creating jobs. He and his wife, Shelby, reside in Lookout Valley.

Mr. Wamp and his campaign RV
Mr. Wamp and his campaign RV

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