McGuire/Woods Consulting, LLC.

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This article is part of the Tobacco portal on Sourcewatch funded from 2006 - 2009 by the American Legacy Foundation.

McGuire/Woods Consulting is a public affairs, corporate crisis management and "grassroots issue management" firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Richmond (Virginia), Springfield (Illinois) and Tyson's Corner (Virginia).

Former Democratic congressman from Virginia L.F. Payne is President and a member of the Executive Committee of McGuir/Woods. Payne was a strongly pro-tobacco legislator who led a drive to collect signatures from more than 120 legislators to oppose the Food and Drug Administration efforts to regulate cigarettes and reduce sales of cigarettes to minors. [1] Payne was also instrumental in leading opposition to President Clinton's 1992 plan to raise the federal excise tax on cigarettes to pay for universal health care for Americans. [2]

In 1995-96, Payne ranked second only to Thomas Bliley (R-VA) as the House member who received the most financial support from tobacco companies. [3]


L. F. Payne
Washington Square
1050 Connecticut Avenue N.W., Suite 1200
Washington, DC 20036-5317
Telephone: 202.857.2903
Fax: 202.857.1737
email: (substitute an "@" sign for "AT")

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