Wamp Said He Accepts All Debate Invitations, But He Knows Of Only One That Rep. Fleischmann Has Agreed To

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Third District Congressional candidate Weston Wamp said Thursday he accepts all debate invitations, but he said he knows of only one that incumbent Chuck Fleischmann has agreed to accept.

He said Rep. Fleischmann has agreed to a tape-delayed Times Free Press/WTCI event, "but appears to have accepted."

Mr. Wamp said, "“He has been in Congress for four years and never passed a bill and never been a part of any meaningful reform in Washington. Of course, he doesn’t want to explain that, but the people of the Third District deserve better.”

Mr. Wamp said he has accepted debate and forum invitations from the Chattanooga Times Free

Press with WTCI, the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute, the Chattanooga Bar Association with News Channel 9, the Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, the Chattanooga Tea Party, the Roane County Tea Party and News Talk 98.7 in Knoxville.

He said, “I challenge the incumbent to differentiate himself from his friends in Washington who are too busy to spend time face-to-face with constituents back home and immediately commit to participate in all of the congressional forums and debates as I have. It says a great deal that many of the debate organizers are not surprised that their congressman was non-committal.

“Defending four years of getting absolutely nothing done isn’t easy.”

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