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Weston Wamp campaigns for father's seat

By BILL POOVEY
Associated Press

CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Republican Chuck Fleischmann in his first bid for re-election to Tennessee's 3rd Congressional District seat could normally ignore a GOP candidate who is still too young to even serve in Congress. But this opponent is a Wamp.

Weston Wamp, who will reach the required minimum age of 25 before the Nov. 6 election is speaking to civic clubs and political groups.

He is seeking the seat that his father, Zach, held for eight terms.

Wamp is heading a new marketing venture in Chattanooga and said he believes this country is headed in the wrong direction, that the politics are too divisive and that it's up to his generation to change that.

Fleischmann narrowly won a GOP primary in 2010. An aide said Fleischmann declined to be interviewed about the campaign.

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