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Wamp: Ramsey's earmark remark is 'disingenuous'

February 17th, 2010 12:00 am by Andy Sher, Chattanooga Times Free-Press

The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports that U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp said Tuesday that GOP gubernatorial rival Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey was being "disingenuous" when he accused the Chattanooga congressman of having "never seen an earmark he didn't like."

"I think it's a ridiculous thing to say," said Rep. Wamp, R-Tenn., a member of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. "I have funded the Chickamauga Lock. I have funded the missions at Oak Ridge (National Laboratory). I've funded the critical responsibilities of the federal government -- or helped fund them."

Lt. Gov. Ramsey, the state Senate speaker, made the jab at Rep. Wamp during a recent question-and-answer session with Republican activists in Nashville.

Read the full report at the Chattanooga Times Free-Press Web site.

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