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    Auto Repair Ballot Question Draws $35 Million To Campaigns

    Fundraising reports have emerged as the latest point of contention in the tense fight automobile manufacturers and third-party repair companies are waging over a Massachusetts ballot question. Tens of millions of dollars have already flowed into the race over Question 1, which, if approved, would require automobile manufacturers to ensure that third-party repair shops can access telematic vehicle data. On Tuesday, following a press inquiry about an apparent disparity, the Right to Repair Committee supporting the question updated its campaign finance report to include $3.5 million more in fundraising and about $1.8 million more in spending than it disclosed days earlier. The campaign, backed by national repair chains and independent…

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