Yamaha president meets with Ted Cruz

Ben Speciale, president of Kennesaw, Ga.-based Yamaha Marine Group, met Friday with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz
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Yamaha president Ben Speciale (left) meets with Texas senator and Republican presi-dential candidate Ted Cruz in Georgia.

Yamaha president Ben Speciale (left) meets with Texas senator and Republican presi-dential candidate Ted Cruz in Georgia.

Ben Speciale, president of Kennesaw, Ga.-based Yamaha Marine Group, met Friday with Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, before a campaign stop in Cobb County, Ga.

Speciale and Cruz discussed issues that affect the U.S. marine industry, including ethanol and fisheries access, according to a statement.

Yamaha owns Texas-based Skeeter Boat Co., a manufacturer of fishing boats.

Yamaha Marine Group is part of a large coalition of conservation, industry and recreational fishing stakeholders that are working to protect recreational fishing.

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