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1990 Nov 15: Tim Hyde to Tom Griscom and Tom Ogburn at RJ Reynolds on how to build coalitions
You asked for my thoughts on how we might build broad coalitions around the issue-cluster of freedom, choice, and privacy; and, what organizations, interests, and groups might be engaged in such coalitions.
Potential Targets on the Right for coalitions:
In the last issue of The American Spectator,_for, example.,_there were three off-hand references or jibes at anti-smokers. We could and should help this along by articulating our case (by some third party) in the pages of the Cato Journal, The American Spectator, Public Interest, and other conservative journals.
We made a lot of crazy friends in the duPont campaign ....
Potential Targets on the Left
- Gun Guys (NRA),
- Right-toWork [anti-union groups],
- Newt Gingrich's GOPAC [Bo Calloway and Jeff Eisenach],
- Citizens Against Government Waste [Allan Keye],
- Committee for Republican Leadership [Pete du Pont's stalking horse for the Presidential campaign],
- Manhattan Institute [the primary anit-Nader research group],
- Moonies [American Freedom Coalition],
- the Japanese [trade coalition],
- Taxpayers organizations [Grover Norquist's ATR and Lew Uhlers NTU]
Public Issue Resources
- The ACLU.
- Workers Rights Task Force a subset of the ACLU, which was set up with a grant from Philip Morris
- Mike Stratton and Rick Reiter [who] have been on contract to us for two years as presenters at Smokers' Reights Meetings. [Democrat Governors and DNC connections]
- Governor Romer (via Mike Stratton)
- John Hoy .. a wealth of experience and contacts among potential coalition allies — especially in the conservative community.
- Smokers Rights Groups
- Allied forces program [Randy ??]
1991 Sep 25: Thomas N Sellers was the Washington Representative for Du Pont's Federal Affairs division. [Note: This is the 3rd year of the Bush I administration]
He has met with Phyllis M McGovern the Legislative Representative of the Tobacco Institute , and they are working together. He has a sister Amy with White House access, and he appears to be offering her services in some sort of coalition deal:
I'll get to work on the various ideas we discussed.
As I also mentioned to you, my sister, Amy Sellers , has been cleared by White House personnel and is in the throes of finding a schedule C position within the administration or one of the Departments. To date, she has identified an opening in the following groups at Department of Interior and met with the designated persons:
Amy has either met with or knows Linda O'Meara, Ed Cassidy, Jim Hughes and Jim Spagnole at Interior. I have attached a copy of Amy's resume for your review. Any ideas you might have for Amy at Interior would be appreciated.
- MMS Public Affairs - Tom DeRocco
- MMS External Affairs - JJ Vigneault
- MMS Legislative Affairs - Pat Reiten