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Monday, July 23, 2012

Transportation tax campaign's contributors include road builders, developers

And other people and companies you'd expect to support a tax that will lay more asphalt and transit lines.

You can peruse the list of contributors and expenditures by Citizens for Transportation Mobility, the business community's campaign to persuade voters to pass the 1-percent sales tax voters will decide on July 31. As well as a summary.

The group has raised $6.47 million so far and expects that amount to surpass $6.8 million. Among the names of contributors that stand out:

Georgia Power: $250,000
Yancey Brothers, a roadbuilding equipment company: $250,000
Georgia Highway Contractors Association, $250,000
C.W. Matthews, one of the state's most powerful roadbuilders: $200,000
Coca-Cola: $187,500
National Association of Realtors: $185,000 (plus $31,000 in in-kind campaign data work)
Home Depot: $150,000
Vulcan Materials: $105,000
SunTrust: $101,000
Jamestown, the developer behind Ponce City Market, which would be served by Atlanta Beltline transit if the referendum is approved: $100,000
UPS: $100,000
Siemens: $100,000
Turner: $100,000
RockTenn: $100,000
Post Apartment Homes: $100,000
Newell Rubbermaid: $100,000
AT&T: $100,000
AGL: $75,000
Wells Fargo: $50,000
PB Americas Inc.: $50,000
Troutman Sanders: $30,000
Waffle House: $25,000
Wolverton and Associates: $25,000
Stephens Rock and Dirt: $26,000
Selig Enterprises: $10,000

And that's just a sampling. Let us know who jumps out at ya.

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