Developers, family of proposed Bristol Resort and Casino contribute $200K to GOP PAC

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BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) — The developers of the proposed Bristol Resort and Casino along with family members and others have contributed a combined $200,000 to a Republican Political Action Committee.

According to Virginia Public Access Projects records obtained by News Channel 11, Jim McGlothlin and Clyde Stacy contributed $20,000 and $25,000 to the Colonial Leadership Trust PAC on October 19th.

Both men are partners for the proposed project at the vacant Bristol Mall on Gate City Highway. The only way the multi-million dollar project will get off the ground is if the General Assembly changes state law to allow casino-style gambling.

In addition to the individual contributions, the Virginia Public Access Projects records website notes that McGlothlin’s company The United Co. gave $25,000 to the PAC, while McGlothlin’s wife contributed $10,000 and their daughter, Martha Bowman also giving $20,000.

The Colonial Leadership PAC was started in 2017 by Del. Kirk Cox, R-Colonial Heights, according to records obtained by News Channel 11.

Bristol Resort and Casino has also retained lobbyists to advocate on their behalf during the upcoming General Assembly session in Richmond.

Click here to view the records obtained by News Channel 11 from the Virginia Public Access Projects records

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