County Commissioner Opts Out of Wamp Endorsement
June 3, 2010 at 4:30AM
A collective endorsement of Zach Wamp for governor by six present and future Republican members of the Shelby County Commission sprung a leak Wednesday when one of the six, Commissioner Wyatt Bunker, said he had never given the Wamp campaign permission to use his name. Commissioner-elect Terry Roland, who helped organize the mass endorsement, which was announced last week by the Wamp campaign, disputes Bunker’s account, contending that the commissioner had consented to join the others in an endorsement but theorized his colleague-to-be had changed his mind after “hearing from some of his donors.”
Bunker, like Roland and Wamp a Republican, insisted that he never made any commitment and intended, at least for the time being, to remain neutral in the governor’s race.