Reeves says he’ll benefit directly if he gets elected to the Tennessee State Senate tomorrow
March 12, 2018 (NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The GOP Candidate for tomorrow’s State Senate special election, Shane Reeves, loaned his campaign more than $255,000 and raised at least half a million dollars for a job that pays $22,000. Now we know why: In his own words, getting elected would help boost his name recognition and help his pharmaceutical company TwelveStone succeed.
“One [way TwelveStone will benefit is] obviously public policy, trying to drive and make a difference in the issues that are impacting pharmacy and healthcare so much in business. The second thing is business development growth and networking. Clearly as a state senator I’m going to meet a lot of people which can help for the company — anytime someone looks up Shane Reeves, they’re going to see TwelveStone.”
In response to the recording, Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, Mary Mancini, released the following statement:
“It is now easier to understand why Shane Reeves has spent at least a quarter of a million dollars of his own money trying to get a job that pays $22,000 per year — he wants to use his public office to enrich himself and his company. Voters in Senate District 14 have a clear choice in tomorrow’s election: vote for a candidate who — in his own words — says he’s running to make his life better, or vote for Gayle Jordan, a leader who wants to keep rural hospitals open, make sure bridges are safe enough for school buses, and bring good-paying jobs to the people in her district.”
Additionally, TwelveStone has been spending money on elections since 2015 through the Reeves Family PAC, which is solely funded through contributions from the company. TwelveStone has spent $27,000 since 2015, giving to prominent Tennessee Republicans Diane Black, Randy Boyd, Bill Lee, Beth Harwell, Marsha Blackburn, and Scott Desjarlais.
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