Statement Issued by Contract From America Foundation, July 22, 2010:
The Contract from America Foundation announced today that Tennessee congressman Zach Wamp joined over 170 Senate and Congressional candidates nationwide by listening to the wishes of their constituents and signing the “Contract from America,” a Main Street grassroots legislative blueprint for 2010 and beyond.
Rep. Wamp represents Tennessee’s 3rd congressional district that includes a large constituent area in eastern Tennessee. Serving in the House since 1995, Rep. Wamp was a strong supporter of the 1994 initiative, Contract with America, spearheaded by former Speaker, Newt Gingrich. Rep. Wamp is an active member of the Liberty Caucus and sits on the powerful Appropriations Committee. Rep. Wamp is not seeking re-election to a ninth term, opting instead to run for governor of Tennessee.
Unlike a variety of similar initiatives, the Contract from America is not a list handed down from on high by old-bull politicians or secretly negotiated by lobbyist and committee chairman, but rather a document handed up from the true grassroots in this country. After garnering nearly half a million votes in less than two months, the Contract from America is a blueprint that serves notice to public officials about what the people want for their future.
Ryan Hecker, one of the organizers of the Contract from America, elaborated: “By signing the Contract from America, Rep. Wamp has shown himself to be a true champions of Main Street values. He has illustrated that, if elected, he will listen to his constituents and be a grassroots conservative leader in the Tennessee State House.”
More information about the candidates who have signed this Main Street Agenda is available at the Contract from America’s website, www.contractfromamerica.org.