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Minnesota Rep. Takes on the Army & Nascar.

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It’s pretty obvious to me the politician is simply trying to make a name for herself at the expense of the Army and Nascar. How embarrassing when we elect people to office that don’t understand the basics of advertising or promotion of a product.

NASCAR is revving up to take on an effort by a Democratic House member to end the U.S. Army’s $7 million sponsorship of one of its race cars.

Today, Ryan Newman, who drives the U.S. Army-sponsored car, is fighting back, Talking Points Memo reports. Newman writes on his Facebook page that a 2009 study among fans nationwide finds that 37% feel more positive about the Army because of its involvement in motorsports.

An article was posted yesterday from the National Journal about a proposed amendment from Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn., that would end the Pentagon’s decade-long business partnership between the Defense Department and the popular stock-car racing circuit.

McCollum’s office calls the Army program a waste of money. The Marines, Navy and Coast Guard dropped their NASCAR sponsorship in 2006.

via On Deadline: Breaking News & Must-Read Stories.

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