Wamp prepared to sign The Med pledge?

Speaking of The Med, it appears as if Congressman Zach Wamp of Chattanooga may be ready to step up to the plate and become the first gubernatorial candidate to sign the pledge that Shelby County Commissioners sent out regarding The Med.

From the Wamp campaign:

Zach Wamp, Republican candidate for Governor, will be joined by Joyce Avery, Chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners, at a media availability to be held Wednesday, May 19 at 2 p.m. CT at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis, or The MED. The event will take place in the courtyard near the facility's main entrance on Jefferson Avenue.
In a story we ran last month, Wamp indicated more than any other candidate a willingness to possibly support such a pledge.

"I believe the principle of that is right. The principle is wherever the Medicaid TennCare dollars are billed should go to that particular facility and that particular community. This is a cost shift for the whole state -- this is where you get all the money so let's spread it around."
Wamp also is scheduled to appear in Millington on Wednesday, from noon to 1 at Old Timers for a dutch-treat lunch.


Hmmm, not only this, but Wamp used to be a druggie. I may be becoming a convert here. John Harvey made me wonder about this guy, but politics continues to make strange "bed"-fellows, doesn't it (don't they? I think treating "politics" as singular is better usage; what say you true journos?)?

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