Weston Wamp Raises Over $400,000 In 1st Quarter

Raises More From Individuals In 11 Weeks Than Chuck Fleischmann Did In 12 Months In 2013

Monday, April 7, 2014

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."

Woman In Critical Condition After Being Shot In The Face Near O'Rear Street Identified As Entwadina Phillips, 20

A woman who is in critical condition after she was shot while driving in Chattanooga on Saturday night has been identified as 20-year-old Entwadina Phillips . Just after  9 p.m. , the Chattanooga Police Department responded to reports of a person shot. Once on the scene, police located a female victim near the 2500 block of O'Rear Street suffering from a life-threatening ... (click for more)

Large Pothole On Holtzclaw Causes Damage To Multiple Vehicles Tuesday Morning

A large pothole at 600 N. Holtzclaw Ave. caused problems for multiple drivers on Tuesday morning. It appeared that a water main leak caused the damage. Officials quickly barricaded one lane against the curb. One motorist caught up in the quagmire said, "The damage was not light to vehicles which hit the pothole on Holtzclaw today during the morning 8 a.m. rush ... (click for more)

City Council, Please Reconsider On The 7-Story Apartment Variance - And Response

I would like to thank the Regional Planning Commission and the Regional Planning Agency   for denying the recent application for a variance from the current zoning requirements in place for the 1200 block of Cowart Street. The developers want to build a 7-story parking deck with 141 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments wrapped around three sides in an area with a 48' height ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden In December

As the fallen leaves confirm today is the first of December, my monthly walk in life’s garden is more foggy than fun. In much-older times, good children would get a piece of candy on Christmas Day while bad ones would receive a lump of coal. So here are some things that deserve a helping of both: A PIECE OF CANDY to the amazingly few who can spy a nest of mistletoe high in area ... (click for more)

No 1 Connecticut Overwhelms Lady Mocs, 79-31

At least 6,104 basketball enthusiasts got to see what the best women’s college basketball team in the country looks like Monday night at McKenzie Arena. The three-time defending national champion Connecticut Huskies won for the fourth time this season and 41 st game in a row with an impressive 79-31 victory over the Chattanooga Lady Mocs before the seventh-largest crowd in ... (click for more)

Mocs Fall 64-54 At ULM

The Chattanooga Mocs (5-2) five-game-in-10-day road show ended Monday night with a 64-54 loss at ULM (3-2). The squad shot a season-low 35.3 percent (18-51) in the loss. "I felt like we had good shots, especially in the first half,” coach Matt McCall said. “We were getting down the lane and guys were just flat out missing layups. Everyone for the most part was getting in the ... (click for more)