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Republicans Score Historic Wins In Congress; PrintPAC Wins 90% of Races

Press release from the issuing company

ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 6, 2002) — Republicans recaptured control of the United States Senate in Tuesday’s elections by winning in virtually every close race including Georgia, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and probably South Dakota. For printers, Tuesday was a huge night with PrintPAC winning 90 percent of the candidates we supported. Over 92 percent of the money contributed by PrintPAC went to winning candidates. [These results may vary slightly when final counts are completed.] The PrintPAC record was particularly impressive since half of the money was contributed to non-incumbents and three of the six losing candidates supported by PrintPAC lost in primaries. Ben Cooper, PIA’s Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Treasurer of PrintPAC said, “This was truly a big night for the U. S. printing industry. As we applaud the winners in both parties, we want to particularly thank those printers around the country who made it possible for the industry to be active in the electoral process by making their personal contributions to PrintPAC.” Regarding the agenda facing Congress in 2003, Cooper said, “ it is too early to know exactly what the agenda will be for the new congress; however, we know we will be facing meaningful health care reform instead of fighting employer liability for medical decisions by third parties; we will get a terrorism insurance bill that will not be written by trial lawyers; and we will likely get some long term predictability in the tax code when Congress makes permanent the tax cuts passed last year.” A chart located at www.gain.org shows the candidates supported by PrintPAC with the amount contributed and whether they won or lost.