This year’s political conventions are taking place in Denver, Colo., and St. Paul, Minn., but domestic automakers are trying to make sure it is Detroit that gets the attention it needs from politicians.
Democratic candidate Sen. Barack Obama has said he supports giving $50 million in direct loans to the automakers, while Sen. John McCain has pledged $25 million.
The intense efforts will continue after the conventions, as lobbyists from all of the Big Three will be headed to Washington in September to push for the aid. The CEOs of each company might be there as well for a joint meeting with Congress.
Source: Detroit News