In a press release responding to the announcement of rivalry renewal by Weston Wamp, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann’s spokesperson provided a few factoids related to the congressman’s recent activities:
Chuck was re-elected in 2012 to serve the people of Tennessee’s Third District – and in the last year he has done that. Whether it has been the 264 events, meetings, and town halls he held and attended, the 242,872 responses, calls, and letters he sent to constituents throughout East Tennessee, his consistent fight against Obamacare, or his 100% pro-life voting record, Chuck has kept his word and served his constituents. He will continue to do the job he was elected to do and is confident the voters will see that.”
And looking ahead to Tuesday, there is a public hearing for citizens on the subject of health benefits for City of Chattanooga employees’ same-sex partners; there are elections in Knoxville, Collierville, and other municipalities around the state; and of course there are gubernatorial elections in a couple of states, including our much-watched neighbor and the place I grew up, the Commonwealth of Virginia.
UPDATE: I totally forgot about Fort Oglethorpe (and other North Georgia races).
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that the Weston Wamp campaign was asked to take down a campaign ad by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs because it contained unauthorized footage of the Chattanooga National Cemetery.
The same ad, titled “Congratulations Congress,” features music by a local band, and some have asked (either directly or through internet search engines) whether the campaign received permission to use the song “All This Just for a Melody.”
While members of Land Camera declined to go on the record regarding the song’s placement in the ad, I have learned that Fancy Rhino did, in fact, appropriately license the music.
What is not clear now is how much the ad’s removal due to the cemetery footage mistake will impact future royalties that would have been due the musicians.