POSTED: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 5:27pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 11:05pm
some "for" and "against" selling alcohol in East Texas
TYLER - The alcohol elections in Bullard, Whitehouse and JP Precinct 4 in Smith County are less than a week away and campaign ads for and against alcohol sales are popping up all over the place.
But who's behind some of these ads?
Some East Texans might think campaign ads against alcohol passing are fueled by conservative groups who think alcohol isn't good for their community.
But we found out sometimes the anti-alcohol ads are funded by those who want you to by alcohol afterall.
*****Jim Davis is listed as part of the Concerned Citizens of Smith County on the Smith County Elections website under campaign filing for a political action committee. Davis is the owner of Tuckers Beverage in Kilgore, a Gregg County beer and wine supplier. The Concerned Citizens of Smith County are behind the campaign ad used in this story. Davis did not want to talk to KETK on camera, but he issued this statement via Mike Smith, his spokesperson with the Renard Group.
"Jim Davis is a resident of Whitehouse; he has concern for the community. He owns a package store in a neighboring community, but doesn't want it where his family and friends live, work and play."
"Being in any kind of business shouldn't forfeit your right as a citizen."
Jessica Wilson/ KETKnbc.com