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Were Republican-owned GM dealerships targeted in 2010?
Posted By -NO AUTHOR- On 05/18/2013 @ 12:02 am In Money,Politics,U.S. | No Comments
(Examiner) Two members of Congress are asking if the Treasury Department disproportionately targeted more Republican or conservative owned auto dealerships during the government-lead restructuring of General Motors in 2009. Breitbart.com reported today that Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Jim Renacci (R-OH) released a letter asking Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to release documents regarding the process and methodology that determined which GM dealerships were closed.
GM was loaned $50 million by Congress as part of the restructuring included consolidating dealerships and closing some of the under-performing GM dealerships. In 2009 and 2010 there were several reports in the press raising the question whether dealerships owned by Republicans or conservative leaning owners who donated to Republicans were more likely to have been closed than those owned by Democrats or owners who contributed to Democratic candidates.
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