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U.S. Rep. Bobby Bright and wife, Judge Lynn Bright, stopped by Bass Pro Shops in Prattville over the weekend. Montgomery Advertiser business reporter Cosby Woodruff bumped into Bright at the store, but this was no publicity stunt. The Brights were just enjoying a bit of shopping.
According to Cosby, the freshman congressman purchased a Winchester gun and complained about lack of ammo for the gun. The former Montgomery mayor did note, however, that the store charged him 10 percent sales tax -- not the lower rate he has always heard so much about for Prattville. Bass Pro Shops has a special higher sales tax to cover the incentives for the store. Everywhere else in Prattville the sales tax is 8.5 percent.
Bright represents District 2, which includes Elmore and Autuaga counties, and a chunk of Montgomery County that includes part of the city of Montgomery.
-- posted by Markeshia Ricks
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