When automotive dealers enter the voting booth on Nov. 2, it is no secret the majority likely will pull the lever or punch out the chad next to President George Bush’s name. There is no readily available data showing how many dealers are registered to which parties, but follow the money, and it is evident where dealers’ political sympathies lie. A look at the top 20 automotive industry political contributors shows eight are dealers, of which five contributed only to the Republican party, ...

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