Wamp in concession hits Fleischman for attack ads

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Failed congressional candidate Weston Wamp had a terse message for incumbent Rep. Chuck Fleischmann in conceding last week's Republican primary.

According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Wamp in his phone call to Fleischman said: "You successfully deceived tens of thousands of Tennesseans, and you won. I concede."

Wamp, the son of former Rep. Zach Wamp, lost his bid to oust Fleischmann by fewer than 2 percentage points after a campaign that featured a heavy round of negative advertising by the incumbent.

Wamp's comments evoked memories of his father's comments after losing a spirited gubernatorial primary to Gov. Bill Haslam in 2010. In Zach Wamp's words at the time: "The best candidate doesn't always win."

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