Wamp Primary Campaign Gets Funding Windfall

Republican Weston Wamp’s effort to oust U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in the 3rd Congressional District's GOP primary will get a big financial assist from an independent "super PAC," the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Allan Davis, a partner in the Lamp Post Group that employs the 27-year-old Wamp, says he has given $300,000 to the Character Counts PAC to support Wamp. The funding is almost half the $640,044 cash on hand Fleischmann reported as of March 31. The involvement of the group may raise issues for Wamp, though, as he has been openly critical of the role “super PACs” now play in the election process.