Fleischmann, Wamp Launch Ad Campaigns

Two candidates in the 3rd Congressional District Republican primary begin broadcast commercial campaigns this week, reports the Chattanooga Times-Free Press.
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann plans to hit districtwide airwaves today with radio and television advertisements that tell a humble-beginnings tale as he attempts to beat six challengers for his seat.
One of those challengers, 25-year-old Weston Wamp, said he’ll begin “a very positive media campaign” Thursday with a week of network and cable television ads.
Like Fleischmann, he plans to reach all 11 counties in the 3rd District, which includes the Knoxville and Chattanooga media markets. Advisers for both men said they have enough campaign cash to run more ads up to the Aug. 2 primary.
Wamp declined to discuss the specifics of his 30-second ads, except to say they will air on CNN and Fox News and explore “the core meaning of what our country’s all about.” He said Fleischmann isn’t mentioned.


Note: The scripts of the Fleischmann TV and radio ads (and links for listening) are below.


News release from Chuck Fleischmann campaign:
CHATTANOOGA – Chuck for Congress has launched their first TV and radio ads, “Character.” The ads will run on cable TV and radio throughout the 3rd District.
Both of the ads tell Chuck’s life story – the values his parents instilled in him, losing his mother at a young age, living on his own at 16, and working his way through college. His parents taught him that if he worked hard, and did the right thing, he could achieve the American dream.
Script for “Character” (TV :30):
Max Fleischmann, Chuck’s father: “Chuck – he has a lot to thank his mother for. She loved him so much.”
Chuck: “When I was nine years old, my mother was diagnosed with cancer; when I was thirteen she passed away. It was very, very difficult, but I had my faith. We didn’t grow up with much, but both of my parents taught me early that if you worked hard, and did the right thing, you could achieve the American dream.”
Narrator: “Work ethic forged from humble beginnings, hardened by life experiences.”
Chuck: “I’m Chuck Fleischmann, and I approve this message.”
Click here to view the ad.
Script for “Character” (Radio :60):
Narrator: “Chuck Fleischmann’s father, Max…”
Max Fleischmann, Chuck’s father: “Chuck – he has a lot to thank his mother for. She loved him so much.”
Narrator: “Chuck Fleischmann…”
Chuck: “When I was nine years old, my mother was diagnosed with cancer; when I was thirteen she passed away. It was very, very difficult, but I had my faith.”
Narrator: “Chuck’s father had to leave to find work. At sixteen, Chuck would live on his own, and would work for two dollars and ten cents an hour; and to put himself through college, Chuck would continue working throughout high school.”
Chuck: “We didn’t grow up with much, but both of my parents taught me early that if you worked hard, and did the right thing, you could achieve the American dream.”
Narrator: “Work ethic forged from humble beginnings, hardened by life experiences. Constitutional conservative. Rock solid Republican leader. One of us. Chuck for Congress.”
Chuck: “I’m Chuck Fleischmann, and I approve this message.”
Narrator: “Paid for by Fleischmann for Congress Committee. Learn more about Chuck’s conservative record online at ChuckForCongress.com.”
Click here to listen to the ad.

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