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Daniel Smith is Western Regional Director of Altria Client Services, the lobbying arm of Altria (formerly Phillip Morris) tobacco company.
Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council
Smith is Altria's representative on the Corporate ("Private Enterprise") Board of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) as of 2011.
is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org
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- ↑ Altria Group, Inc. Political Action Committee (Altriapac), Report of Receipts and Disbursements, Federal Election Commission Form 3X, September 20, 2010, p. 276
- ↑ American Legislative Exchange Council, Private Enterprise Board, organizational website, accessed July 7, 2011.