July 20, 2016 — Alcohol and tobacco interests have showered campaign donations on Dickson by virtue of his eight years on the House Regulated Industries Committee. Manufacturers, distributors and retailers in those industries have given more than $64,000 to Dickson’s campaigns, or about one-fifth of all his contributions.
He’s also benefited from fellow Republican legislators, who’ve donated more than $47,000 to his campaign in 2016.
Jan. 14, 2013 — Trial lawyers, dentists and Realtors — perhaps Georgians’ three most-beloved professions — had the deepest pockets as state legislators convened today for 2013, an analysis of campaign disclosures shows. Between them, trade groups for those three professions donated more than $1.1 million to Georgia politicians and parties over the past two years.