Senator Rick Santorum Endorses Weston Wamp For Congress

Friday, July 25, 2014

Conservative former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum on Friday announced his endorsement of Weston Wamp in his race for the Republican nomination for Congress from Tennessee’s Third District.

“Weston is exactly the kind of person we desperately need in Washington right now,” the former senator and presidential candidate said in endorsing Wamp, who is challenging incumbent Chuck Fleischmann for the Republican nomination on Aug. 7.

Mr. Wamp was enthusiastic in receiving the endorsement, which comes four days after conservative Dr. Tom Coburn endorsed Wamp’s candidacy.

“To have the endorsement of Senator Rick Santorum is very meaningful to my campaign for Congress because he and I both believe that the Republican Party must be about blue collar working families and expanding the middle class,” said Mr. Wamp. “From manufacturing and construction to building trades and laborers, we need to focus on solutions for middle America, which is the heart and soul of our country. Senator Santorum and I are totally committed to the sanctity of human life and the strengthening of our families. His consistent support of the things I believe in make his endorsement very special to me."

Senator Santorum overwhelmingly won Tennessee’s Third Congressional District in the 2012 Republican Presidential primary, outpacing the eventual Republican nominee Mitt Romney in all 11 counties of the district.

“Weston’s conservative values and fresh approach to getting the country moving again will be a spark to ignite the next generation of leadership in Washington,” Senator Santorum said. “Voters can trust Weston. He is committed to the sanctity of life, and he has a strong foundation in business that will serve him and his constituents well in the future. He will work to secure our borders, not just talk about it. I am proud to endorse him for the Republican nomination in Tennessee’s Third District.”


Michael Futrell, 38, Shot By Corey Mullinax, 25, In Cleveland

Michael Futrell, 38, was shot by Corey Mullinax, 25, Saturday night in Cleveland at approximately  9:15 p.m.  T he shooting occurred at Forest Grove Apartments at 2350 Blackburn Road SE. According to multiple witness statements, the victim, Mr. Futrell, walked over to the vehicle of Mullinax, where the two were speaking. The suspect then shot the victim in the torso. ... (click for more)

Teenager Shot In Drive-By Shooting On West 38th Street

Javier Lansden, 18, was shot early Sunday morning on West 38th Street. At approximately  2:47 a.m.,  the Chattanooga Police Department responded to 264 Water Street for a person shot.  Officers found that the shooting occurred at 263 West 38 th  Street.  The victim stated he was sitting on his bicycle at 263 West 38 th  Street, when a dark-colored ... (click for more)

How To Be #ChattanoogaStrong

Chattanooga is my home; I was born here 35 years ago. Without a doubt, this has been one of the most challenging times in our city's history. The #ChattanoogaStrong hashtag will remain for quite some time, but it means so much more than 18 characters on social media. It represents the sorrow and mourning, as well as the resilience and compassion, of our exceptional community.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Navy Denies Any Charges

UPDATE: A spokesman for the U.S. Navy on Sunday denied reports that disciplinary charges will be filed against Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White for discharging an unauthorized weapon on federal property.   According to a post of Facebook and other social media sites, a statement reads, “Stories of Navy personnel being charges with an offense are not true. There is still a long way ... (click for more)