Beer Wholesalers Association Named One of Top PACs

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA), which represents the second tier before the federal government, is one of the top political action committees in the nation, according to a recent issue of Political Finance newsletter. The NBWA ranked 12th on a list of the “Top 100 PACs of the 2001-2002 Election Cycle,” spending a total of $2,065,250 towards electing pro-beer candidates to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. “The adversaries of our industry will do everything within their power, legal and illegal, ethical and unethical, to put us out of business,” said NBWA Board Director Rick Hanson, president of D.J. Reardon Co., Inc. in Massachusetts, in an email announcing the ranking. “For this reason, now more than ever, we need a strong voice in Washington.”