Chattanooga businessman and congressional candidate Weston Wamp announced his campaign will report it raised in excess of $400,000 exclusively from individual donors in the first quarter of 2014.
“This overwhelming financial support will allow us to share our plans to fix Washington with innovative solutions across all 11 counties of the Third District,” said Mr. Wamp. “It means so much to me and Shelby that hundreds and hundreds of donors have invested in our campaign because they believe we will make a difference.”
His staff said, "In the first quarter of 2014, Mr. Wamp raised more funds from individuals than incumbent Congressman Chuck Fleischmann raised in all 12 months of 2013 by a margin of more than $50,000. None of the contributions to Mr. Wamp’s campaign came from special interest political action committees."
“From Clinton to Athens to Chattanooga, people respond positively and give generously when they hear Weston’s message about ending the partisan bickering in Washington and focusing on business-minded approaches to making government work more efficiently,” said Marshall Brock, campaign manager for Mr. Wamp’s campaign. “This kind of financial success is rare for a challenger, but it speaks directly to Weston’s momentum across the district.”
The Wamp staff said, "Mr. Wamp’s campaign will report more than $370,000 of cash on hand specifically designated for the primary election. Congressman Fleischmann, on the other hand, has counted tens of thousands of dollars of general election funds toward his past cash on hand totals, despite not being able to use them in the primary election.
"It is expected that Mr. Wamp will be one of only a few candidates in the country, incumbent or challenger, to have raised over $400,000 in individual contributions in the first quarter."