Fleischmann Says He Has $275,000 More Cash-On-Hand Than Wamp; Wamp Responds

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

The Chuck Fleischmann campaign said Wednesday that the latest fundraising disclosure numbers show that Rep. Fleischmann "has over $275,000 more cash-on-hand than Weston Wamp and outraised Wamp by over $100,000 in the last quarter."

Fleischmann Finance Chairman Tom Decosimo said, “We are in a strong position for the final weeks of the campaign to tell the voters of East Tennessee how Chuck has fought for their conservative values and will continue to do so when re-elected.

“After a poor fundraising quarter, it is obvious why Weston needed his super PAC to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for him. We have yet to hear him denounce the ads and call for them to be taken down. Weston should follow through on his admission that he returns PAC contributions made to his campaign and make a donation, equal to what the super PAC spends, to a good government fund.”

Weston Wamp responded with the following comments:

“The incumbent congressman is a perfect example of why Washington is broken. His re-election lives and dies based on the contributions of Washington special interests. Of the $268,632 he raised in the second quarter, 54% came from Washington special interests and only 46% from individuals.

“We outraised the incumbent in individual contributions again. Where our support comes from says a lot about the difference between us. Mine comes from Third District Tennesseans.  His comes from Washington special interests. We have exceeded our fundraising goals set at the beginning of the campaign. We had a tremendous surge in fundraising all over the district after the July 2 debate. We are still receiving donations and we will raise and spend more than $600,000 by Aug. 7.

“It is concerning that the FEC continues to seek numerous corrections from the incumbent’s first quarter filing that, if not corrected by today, could result in an audit of his campaign.” 



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