Senator Tom Coburn Endorses Weston Wamp

Monday, July 21, 2014
Sen. Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) has endorsed Weston Wamp for the Republican
nomination in Tennessee’s Third Congressional District. Dr. Coburn also criticized
"negative campaign activities like those being implemented by Congressman Chuck

Fleischmann."

“Dr. Coburn’s leadership and straight talk on fixing our country’s overwhelming federal
debt inspired my desire to serve in Congress,” said Mr. Wamp. “At a time when Washington
has been gutless in dealing with waste, fraud and massive deficits, Dr. Coburn has
stood shoulders above most of his colleagues. One of my goals is to carry on Dr.
Coburn’s his legacy in Congress of bipartisan leadership on our nation’s debt and deficit

issues.”

"I am excited to endorse Weston Wamp for Congress in Tennessee’s Third District,” Dr.
Coburn said in a statement. “I know Weston well and what he is capable of, and he
understands his generation and future generations will inherit the consequences of the
negligence and failure of the current Congress to put this country on a path to fiscal
solvency.

"I have spent my time in office working to make America stronger and secure the future for my grandchildren. As my time in office draws to a close, I look to the next generation of leadership. Weston is a strong conservative and will take up the mantel of debt reduction, entitlement reform, tax reform and fighting waste and inefficiency in our massive federal government.

"Many in office today put their political careers ahead of making hard choices in the
best, long-term interest of the country. The sooner we send new people to Congress
with courage and the know-how to rise above the political gamesmanship, the sooner
we begin to change the way Washington works. The people of East Tennessee would
be served well by electing Weston Wamp to Congress."

Dr. Coburn of Oklahoma was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2004. During his service in
Washington, Dr. Coburn has made it his mission to identify and eliminate wasteful
spending and make the federal government more accountable and transparent to
taxpayers. As a practicing physician in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Dr. Coburn delivered
more than 4,000 babies.

Dr. Coburn said, "The current political advertisements by Congressman Fleischmann have crossed an important line. They simply aren't truthful and they mis-characterize Weston’s position on issues such as amnesty. The truth is I don't much care for political campaigns. They are dominated by career politicians and their operatives who have created a perverse but lucrative professional political industry.

"Trust is absolutely paramount in our republic. The great tension in our country today, for Republicans and Democrats, is that voters no longer trust their elected officials to do the right thing. That bond of trust is born during elections, and it is a powerful responsibility. As a voter, I believe the conduct of a campaign is a critical test of how a man or woman values this great trust. How someone runs a campaign says a lot about how that person would govern."



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