The Weston Wamp campaign said Friday that incumbent Congressman Chuck Fleischmann raised $30,000 in two days from special interest political action committees (PACs) "to continue to fund his negative campaign. That pushes the incumbent’s campaign past the $550,000 mark in PAC money for the election cycle."
The Wamp campaign said Rep. Fleischmann "also raised eight individual contributions with only half of the contributions coming from inside the Third District. To date, the incumbent’s campaign has received 210 contributions from inside the Third District and a whopping 300 contributions from outside the Third District."
“I know the voters of the Third District understand that our incumbent congressman is a darling of Washington special interests and that they will reject having outsiders attempt to decide who our next congressman should be,” said Marshall Brock, Weston Wamp’s campaign manager.
He said 12 of the 16 special interest PAC contributions "came from the Washington area with the others coming from Detroit, St. Louis, Richmond and North Carolina. The money supports four negative television ads and two negative direct mail pieces attacking Wamp in less than two weeks.
“Weston is winning this race by staying positive and focusing on the people while the incumbent is running one of the most negative campaigns in the country. Everyone is so tired of this. The voters will express their disgust with these tactics next Thursday.”