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Good Growth DeKalb Points Scope at County Politicians

The group fighting to stop the construction of a Walmart Supercenter in North Decatur sent a letter to commissioners asking they make public any campaign contributions from Walmart or Selig Enterprises.

Good Growth DeKalb, the group fighting the , wants to know if any county commissioners have reason support the international retail behemoth. 

The group sent a letter last week asking commissioners to say whether they've taken campaign contributions from Walmart or Selig Enterprises, which owns Suburban Plaza in North Decatur, according to the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

From the story:

In its letter to Selig, the group stated, “Good Growth DeKalb would like to understand the possible political and financial influence that Walmart is exerting in Georgia," according to a news release from the group. "Towards that end, we are requesting that local politicians divulge any financial support received from Walmart. We are requesting that Walmart provide similar details regarding its contributions to local politicians. We have asked for responses by June 1st.”

If you haven't been paying attention to the international Walmart timeline lately, they've been struggling with some revelations about alleged bribery by the company in Mexico.

David S May 22, 2012 at 03:23 PM
For the sake of argument, let’s assume either Selig or Walmart, or both, contributed to one or more commissioner’s campaign (it’s perfectly legal, by the way). What, exactly, is GGD implying that they got for their money? The only change they requested was a zoning variance for a reduction in parking. This will result in less pavement on the site, which most people think is a good thing. So what is the big scandal that GGD wants folks to think is going on? GGD is sounding more and more like a small child stomping it’s feet and screaming because it can’t get its way. If Selig/Walmart does not comply with their “demand” are they going to hold their collective breath until they turn blue?
Sally May 23, 2012 at 09:13 AM
David, LOL!
Deanne May 23, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Dang! Looks like GGD's friends in Athens may have tried the "scandal" tactic too: http://onlineathens.com/blog-post/blake-aued/2012-05-22/no-wal-mart-didnt-bribe-nancy-denson http://nancydensonbribe.com/what-do-you-think/

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