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WASHINGTON (Aug. 14, 2014) — With an ongoing, “aggressive recruiting effort” initiated by the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), the number of lawmakers in the “Class of 2014” for the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus has continued to swell.

The SEMA Action Network’s Driving Force e-newsletter said the trade group’s continued efforts have “once again brought an impressive number of lawmakers” into caucus. So far, 98 new members have signed up this year, bringing the caucus to about 665 members representing all 50 states.

The State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus was founded in 2005 and has been supported by SEMA. It is designed as a non-partisan group of state legislators “whose common thread is a love and appreciation for automobiles,” according to SEMA.

For a list of those lawmakers who have joined the caucus thus far this year, go to SEMA’s website.

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Titan International and the United Steelworkers union have petitioned the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce seeking relief from OTR tire imports from China, India and Sri Lanka. What’s your opinion?

I wholeheartedly support their action – something needs to be done.
46%
(36 votes)
I think it’s a bad idea that could inevitably tie the hands of domestic tire makers.
13%
(10 votes)
I oppose any duties against tire importers—they only raise costs for distributors and make it harder to obtain inventory.
24%
(19 votes)
I’m kind of on the fence and not sure what’s right, but need more information before deciding.
14%
(11 votes)
I don’t really care whether or not relief is granted.
3%
(2 votes)
Total votes: 78