Tobacco Giant Reynolds American Spent $16 Million on Political Donations in 2020
- Reynolds American, maker of Camel and Newport cigarettes, donated millions in 2020 to political entities.
- The Biden administration wants to ban menthol cigarettes, which Reynolds American makes.
- Both Republicans and Democrats benefited from the donations.
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America’s second-largest tobacco company burned through over $16 million in political donations in 2020, a show of force that previews the difficulty the Biden Administration might face as it seeks to ban menthol cigarettes.
Reynolds American made more than 700 donations totalling $16,229,475 to candidates, committees, ballot initiatives, and PACs from both…