Dry vs Wet: The Cost of Controversy in Andrews County 10/29/13
CBS 7 News
October 29, 2013
Andrews, TX - The ads are piling up as each side makes their argument on why Andrews County should or should not allow the sale of alcohol.
Two referendums are up for vote one will allow the sale of beer and wine in stores another could allow the sale of mixed drinks in restaurants, but who is putting their money where their mouth is.
The campaign finance report requires each opposing and supporting party to submit their political contributions and expenditures eight days prior to the election.
According to the report the Keep Andrews Dry Committee had $3,790 in contributions and $2,704 in spending in the past month.
The Andrews Expansion Council, which is a committee in support of the propositions received and spent zero-dollars within the past month.
The director of finance says the group did most of their campaigning and fundraising months prior, but it clearly shows who is doing the last minute push.
Stripes and EZ Mart were the two main donors for the effort to get the question of alcohol on the ballot.
The main voting date is November 5th.