Weston Wamp, an entrepreneur and son of former Congressman Zach Wamp, today announced that he will again try to unseat U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the GOP primary for the Third District.
Wamp ran for the seat in 2012, but fell short of the votes needed in a three-way primary race that included dairy mogul Scottie Mayfield.
Democrat Angelia Stinnett also picked up papers to run.
The primary elections are on Aug. 7, and the general election is Nov. 4.
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Local and national attorneys will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday outside of the Davidson County Courthouse in Nashville to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee laws that deny recognition to legally married same-sex couples.
The Tennessee Constitution was amended in 2006 to define marriage as between one man and one woman. Three-tenths of the states, several counties and Native American tribes, and the federal government recognize same-sex marriages.
I’m thankful for the great state of Tennessee, for the people who serve in its government and who represent us in Washington, D.C., and for all of you who do your best to be citizens fully engaged in self-governing.
I hope everyone enjoys this day of reflection and celebration.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.):
“On September 11, 2001, our nation was attacked by al-Qaeda terrorists. Enemies of civilization, these terrorists targeted and murdered nearly 3000 innocent Americans. To this day, I still vividly remember watching in horror as the twin towers collapsed. The images of the collapsing towers, the damaged Pentagon, and the wreckage of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania are forever burned into my mind.
“Despite the evil of the attack, stories of heroes emerged: Passengers on Flight 93 who stormed the cockpit and prevented an additional attack, firemen and policemen who gave their lives to help workers escape the twin towers, and Father Mychal Judge, who died on scene while administering last rights to the fallen. These stories inspire us, and remind us of the importance of standing up to evil. Of course, no discussion of heroes is complete without mentioning all of the troops who served our nation in response to the attacks.
“Today we honor and remember the dead. We thank those who served, the firemen, police officers, and soldiers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. May the fallen rest in peace.”
Sen. Andy Berke:
Rep. Antonio Parkinson:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.)
More will be added as they are made available.
Hamilton County politics lost an avid participant on Tuesday. Ray Minner went to his rest following an apparent heart attack.
I wrote a piece on my personal blog dedicated to his memory. May he rest in peace.