Monday, May 23, 2016
Auto Dealers bet BIG on Susan King....
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Given our recent interest in the death of the TESLA bill, we took a look into where the auto dealers were spending money this campaign season. We did a search for all of their 2016 donations, expecting to see donations to Wayne Smith and possibly Doug Miller. We were NOT prepared for what we found:
So the ONLY campaign donation the auto dealers have made this entire year was to Susan King.
King's runoff finance report for the runoff confirms the donation:
Susan King is a thoroughly mediocre state representative from Abilene who is running for an open Texas Senate seat against Austin-based ophthalmologist Dawn Buckingham; we've endorsed Buckingham.
Not only is Susan King an unexpected recipient for auto dealer cash, but the donation is MASSIVE. Typically, when a lobbyist or a trade group wants to keep an open door with a legislator, they'll donate $500 or $1000. You don't donate $10k to someone unless you're looking to make a statement.
And, apparently, the auto dealers are looking to make a statement with their support for Susan King.
Bottom Line: We have no idea why the auto dealers are so interested in Susan King, but we're glad to be supporting Dawn Buckingham!!!