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Wamp Launches Statewide TV Ad

Press Release from Zach Wamp for Governor; April 22, 2010:

Thirty-Second Spot Focuses On Job Creation, Wamp’s 20/20 Vision For Tennessee

NASHVILLE – Zach Wamp, Republican candidate for Governor, today announced his campaign began airing a 30-second television ad this morning on broadcast television outlets in every media market in the state to communicate his 20/20 Vision For An Even Better Tennessee and his detailed plan to help jump-start the state’s economy, put more Tennesseans back to work and build the most dynamic economy in America based on our strengths, regional assets and distinct advantages.

The new ad can be previewed today beginning at 8:00 a.m. CT/9:00 a.m. ET via Wamp’s campaign Web site at

“This first television ad is designed to convey my passion and my plan for how I will go right to work to get our state’s economy moving again,” Wamp said. “What Tennesseans want and need is a governor who will create jobs for their families and their communities. That’s what I’ve done in East Tennessee, and that’s what I will do for the rest of Tennessee.”

“One of my opponents has a red umbrella, one has a boot, but I am the candidate with a detailed plan to make Tennessee an even better state and create the most dynamic economy in America.”

Wamp’s ad opens by referencing the new Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga and his work creating the award-winning Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor 15 years ago to help attract more high-tech and manufacturing jobs and industry to East Tennessee. Wamp’s vision and work to link the region’s high-tech assets to create a high-tech jobs corridor now spans five states and 10 congressional districts – all working together to grow and attract the jobs of the future.

Often called the “Region’s Mayor” by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Wamp’s work to promote a regional approach to economic development has led to many of the state’s biggest economic wins in recent years right in his congressional district. These include Volkswagen and Wacker Chemie in the Chattanooga area, new missions and investments in Oak Ridge, new bio-fuel, nuclear and solar energy investments throughout the region, and thousands of growing small business jobs generated from these and other related manufacturing investments.

To help trigger the Volkswagen success, Wamp refers in the ad to his leadership and work with Hamilton County leaders and other state and federal officials to help transfer and convert the abandoned Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant into a new technology-focused industrial park called Enterprise South.

That site is now home to Volkswagen’s new $1 billion auto assembly plant that will directly employ 2,000 workers and thousands more in related supplier and spin-off jobs.

Wamp closes the spot by introducing his 20/20 Vision For An Even Better Tennessee – a specific plan designed to move the state forward and create new “production jobs” all across Tennessee. Specifics from Wamp’s 20/20 Vision are now available online for viewing or download at

“My 20/20 Vision for Tennessee is clear. Our game plan is ready. And by working together, I know we can make this state even better and create America’s most dynamic economy right here in Tennessee,” Wamp said.

For more information about Zach Wamp and his campaign for governor, please visit the campaign online at

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