Monday, May 23, 2016

Auto Dealers bet BIG on Susan King....

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:21

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!!!

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