The Briant Fax


The list of names in this fax indicates the tobacco companies plan their phony grassroots efforts in concert with each other. The “status report” is being sent by lobbyist Thomas Briant to the Minnesota Coalition of Responsible Retailers–in reality a who’s who of tobacco operatives, including Bob Fackler, listed as a “grassroots consultant” to R.J. Reynolds.

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