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Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.)

(Defeated for other office)

District: 3rd District
Political Highlights: Republican nominee for U.S. House, 1992; U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2011
Born: Oct. 28, 1957; Fort Benning, Ga.
Residence: Chattanooga
Religion: Baptist
Family: Wife, Kim Wamp; two children
Education: U. of North Carolina, attended 1977-78; U. of Tennessee, attended 1978-79; U. of North Carolina, attended 1979-80
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 1994 (8th term)
End of Service: Jan. 3, 2011
Committee Assignments: Appropriations (Energy-Water; Military Construction-VA - Ranking Member)

Election History
2008generalZach Wamp (R) 184,96469.4
Doug Vandagriff (D) 73,05927.4
Jean Howard Hill (I) 4,8481.8
Ed Choate (I) 3,7501.4
2006generalZach Wamp (R) 130,79165.7
Brent Benedict (D) 68,32434.3
2004generalZach Wamp (R) 166,15464.7
John Wolfe (D) 84,29532.9
June Griffin (X) 3,0181.2
Doug Vandagriff (X) 1,6960.7
Jean Howard Hill (X) 1,4730.6
2002generalZach Wamp (R) 112,25464.6
John Wolfe (D) 58,82433.9
William Bolen (I) 1,4730.9
Timothy Sevier (I) 9470.6
2000generalZach Wamp (R) 139,84063.9
Will Callaway (D) 75,78534.6
Trudy Austin (LIBERT) 3,2351.5
1998generalZach Wamp (R) 75,10066.0
James Lewis (D) 37,14432.6
Richard Sims (I) 1,4681.3
1996generalZach Wamp (R) 113,40856.3
Charles Jolly (D) 85,71442.6
William Cole (I) 1,0020.5
Walt Ward (I) 7180.4
Thomas Morrell (I) 3040.2
Richard Sims (I) 2940.2
1994generalZach Wamp (R) 84,58352.3
Randy Button (D) 73,83945.6
Thomas Morrell (I) 1,9291.2
Richard Sims (I) 1,4980.9
Roll Call Vitals


Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.