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TN GOPer Wamp Backtracks: 'When I'm Governor, Of Course We Will Not Secede From The Union'

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Wamp told the Hotline last Friday that failure to elect a new Congress and administration that would repeal health care reform might be grounds for secession: "I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government."

A new Mason-Dixon poll of the primary shows Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam leading with 36%, Wamp at 25%, and Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey with 20%. The primary will be held on August 5.