Money, money, money

The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee PAC (WSWT) has a reputation for free and frequent spending. 2008 appears to be no different.

WSWT has contributed nearly $92,000 in the 2008, according to reports filed with the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance. The breakdown is:

  • $62,200 to House incumbents
  • $15,5000 to Senate incumbents
  • $5,100 to challengers for House and Senate seats
  • $9,000 to other PACs

This week, we’ll focus on the House.

WSWT gave to 61 of the 99 House members. This includes 16 of the 20 members of the influential State & Local Government Committee, which would be the first to hear any legislation involving wine in retail food stores.

Below are the top 10 recipients of WSWT contributions through three quarters this year. An “x” in the last column indicates membership on the State & Local Government Committee. Rep. Ulysses Jones is the State & Local chair, while Rep. Larry Miller is chair of one of the subcommittees.

RECIPIENT TOTAL State & Local Government
MILLER, LARRY
$5,000
x (Subcommittee Chair)
JONES, JR., ULYSSES
$4,000
x
(Chair)
NAIFEH, JIMMY
$4,000
OVERBEY, DOUG
$3,500
BIBB, ROBERT (BOB)
$2,000
x
CAMP, RANDY
$2,000
DEBERRY, LOIS
$2,000
ODOM, GARY
$2,000
WEST, JR., BEN
$2,000
x
YOKLEY, EDDIE
$2,000
x

Next week, we’ll take a look at Senate contributions.

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