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.”



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