In 3rd District, Tweedledee vs. Tweedledum??

In a Sunday article, the Chattanooga Times-Free Press observes that Republican congressional candidates are following the same script in campaign rhetoric.
That’s especially true in Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District, where U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann and his famously surnamed challenger, Weston Wamp, are discussing jobs, taxes and regulations in language that is nearly identical.
According to their campaign websites, both Republicans oppose regulations on small businesses and support a “complete overhaul” of the nation’s tax code. Neither man offers specifics.
As for jobs, allow the candidates to explain.
Fleischmann: “We do not need more government intervention.” Wamp: “Government is too big and cannot create jobs.”
With so much agreement, why challenge the incumbent?
“The information on my website is intended to give voters a basic understanding of where I fall on the political spectrum,” Wamp said Friday. “We’re both conservatives, we’re both Republicans, but the way we’ll go about finding solutions, in some ways, couldn’t be more different.”
Wamp said he would “be more prescriptive” about his differences as the campaign progresses, citing his support of a flat tax and bipartisanship as examples. Through a spokesman, Fleischmann declined comment, a strategy he has embraced since the 24-year-old Wamp entered the race.

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