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(Congresswoman from Massachusetts) A Massachusetts Congresswoman who took a Philip Morris junket to Costa Rica.
1997 Aug 4: Wall Street Journal article "Tobacco-Funded Group gives Legislators Free Trips." details the many junkets for politicians organized and run by Philip Morris's Corporate Affairs department (headed by Andrew Whist).
These junkets were organised through the National Governor's Association (NGA) and the Council on State Governments (SGA) — and supposedly funded by the totally-fake tobacco-controlled business/media societies, the New York Society for International Affairs (NYSIA), American-European Community Association (AECA) and a journalistic junket group called LIBERTAD.
On the NYSIA Costa Rica trip June 13-19 1997
- Rep Charles Williams, Mississippi
- Rep Bob Starke, Florida
- Rep Jody Richards, Kentucky
- Rep Steve Gaw, Missouri
- Rep Carol Donovan, Massachusetts
- Sen Manny Aragon, New Mexico,
- Sen David Cain, Texas
- Sen Kenneth McClintock, Puerto Rico
- Sen Ray Powers, Colorado
- Sen Jeff Wells, Colorado
- Sen Jeff Wentworth, Texas
- Lt Gov Olena Walker, Utah