How's a governor to keep all carmaking constituents happy?
Now that Volkswagen has announced plans to build an assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen must choose among vehicles from three manufacturers with factories in or planned for his state: General Motors, Nissan and VW.
He's not the only politico who has to juggle rides if he doesn't want to woo some voters and snub others. Here are other states with multiple vehicle manufacturers.
n Indiana: General Motors, Honda, Subaru and Toyota
n Ohio: Chrysler, Ford, GM and Honda
n Michigan: Chrysler, Ford, GM and Mazda
n Alabama: Daimler, Honda and Hyundai
n Illinois: Chrysler, Ford and Mitsubishi
n Kentucky: Ford, GM and Toyota
n Missouri: Chrysler, Ford and GM