Entries by Mike Morrow

Wamp’s Got a Big Fan in Rich

It might look like Zach Wamp is dragging country music star John Rich around, using a celebrity to bolster the campaign. But the fact is, Rich put Wamp through a vigorous test — what might be called his own political boot camp — to see if the congressman from Chattanooga was up to Rich’s expectations. Wamp passed with flying colors, and now it often seems the two are publicly inseparable.

Wamp Launches Campaign — And More Barbs at Haslam

The Volunteer State’s 3rd Congressional District representative says he’s not criticizing the Knoxville mayor’s family-business success. Wamp just wants “full disclosure” of Haslam’s financial ties to Pilot Corp. For Haslam, Tennessee’s 2010 GOP primary feels thus far like he’s “running against a bunch of California liberals attacking capitalism.”