From the Wamp Camp:
Incumbent Congressman Chuck Fleischman has send out a negative direct mail piece in the final days of the campaign for the Republican nomination from Tennessee’s 3rd District.
The mail piece says Chuck Fleischmann is a “workhorse” while it describes Weston Wamp and Scottie Mayfield as “show horses.” It comes complete with a carousel and three attacks each on Wamp and Mayfield.
“The simple truth is that Chuck, led by Chip Saltsman, ran the most negative campaign in the history of the 3rd District in 2010 when they used lies to tear down Robin Smith and her family,” said Wamp. “That part is clear in their own depositions that are part of an ongoing defamation of character lawsuit in Nashville. Chuck and Chip can’t tell the truth or get to an end of a campaign without doing this type of stuff.”
The piece says Wamp “never had a job.” The fact is Wamp helped several successful entrepreneurs launch the Lamp Post Group in the fall of 2010, where he is the Director of Communications, and started his own small business in early 2011.
“What Chuck Fleischmann says about Weston is an outright lie and is an insult to all young entrepreneurs in our city,” said Ted Alling, a partner at the Lamp Post Group and CEO of Access America Transport. The Lamp Post Group features nine portfolio companies and employs more than 400 people.
The mail piece accuses Mayfield of having history of tax problems, working with liberals and profiting from big government.
Fleischmann is currently the beneficiary of a $160,000 media campaign from a third-party independent expenditure that attacks Mayfield and a $30,000 radio by from a third-party independent expenditure that falsely states that he did not vote to raise the debt ceiling. The fact is Fleischmann did vote to raise the debt ceiling on July 29, 2011.
The reminder sentence about what Fleischmann said about Scottie Mayfield is a nice, subtle bit.
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