According to one trucking industry publication, while Pilot may only have 23% of the total market share on America’s interstates, it could control as much as 50% of the interstate diesel market. This is of particular concern since Pilot has had to settle price gouging claims in Kentucky, Georgia and Tennessee.
The news re-ignites questions about why Haslam is reluctant to place his interest in Pilot in a blind trust.
These things, coupled with half a million dollars in state grants and subsidies to Pilot, confustion over his real position on gun rights due to his former inclusion in an anti-gun group and his recent conversion to NRA member, and mounting questions about other conflicts of interest have many Republicans wondering about Bill.
Now I know we’re a left leaning group over here at Speak to Power but I’ve gotta tell you, we’re interested in this stuff too. Heck, James Haslam is one of the richest folks in the state. There’s no doubt Haslam family holds a lot of sway in this state, and considering how much money he’s raised, our guy will likely be facing him after August 5th, so keep those questions coming!
In the mean time, I’ll be looking for more opportunities to use the graphic above. Really, it pleases me to no end.