Weston Wamp announced Monday that he will make another run for Congress.
"After months of consideration, my wife, Shelby, and I feel a responsibility to offer the people of the 3rd District a choice as to who will represent them in Washington," he said in a prepared statement.
Wamp came in third in the 2012 Republican primary. He will once again be running against Rep. Chuck Fleischmann. Wamp criticized the incumbent during a news conference outside the Lamp Post Group as "going with the flow."
"He has done nothing to change Washington, nor has he been effective as a legislator on behalf of our district," Wamp said. "Fleischmann and the 113th Congress have given up on our country and failed to govern."
Soon after the announcement, the Fleischmann campaign released a statement that digs at the challenger and his father, former Congressman Zach Wamp, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2010.
"Of course Weston Wamp is running," said Jordan Powell, Fleischmann's campaign manager. "He comes from a family consumed with politics and is simply continuing that tradition. His announcement comes as no surprise."
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