U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, has apparently scored at least a partial victory. Just posted by Politico.com:
Prodded by critics in Congress, the Army is pulling out from its often costly sponsorship of a NASCAR racing team to attract recruits.
The announcement Tuesday came from Stewart-Haas Racing, which said the Army would no longer be the primary sponsor in 2013 of the No. 39 Chevrolet driven by Ryan Newman “due to a reallocation of its marketing budget that will not include a presence in NASCAR.”
The action comes just days before the House is to take up the annual Pentagon spending bill to which the Appropriations Committee has already attached language intended to bar such sponsorships.
Kingston, a member of the appropriations committee, is the fellow who has pushed for a halt to the spending. Here’s a bit of background.
- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider