Wamp Compares Haslam TV Expenditures to Gulf Oil Spill
July 23, 2010 at 10:16AM
Republican gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp, clearly nettled by GOP rival Bill Haslam’s latest commercial responding to his own charges against Haslam, characterized the ad, which runs for one minute and is entitled “Enough is Enough,” as “brutally negative, almost in a hysterical way…a one-minute Obama-style infomercial.”
Appearing Friday morning at a meet-and-greet affair at the Perkins restaurant on Sycamore View, the Chattanooga congressman contended that Knoxville mayor Haslam, heir to a Pilot Oil fortune, had put two new commercials on the air simultaneously — the “Enough is Enough” ad and a 30-second commercial featuring Haslam and his wife Crissy — and that Haslam now had five commercials running altogether. “What kind of conservative is it that spends like this, throwing all this money against the wall trying to see what’ll stick?” Wamp said.