Back in November of 2019, it was announced that the Washington, DC lobbying firm, Federal Advocates, found themselves in political hot water. It seems they were lying about having ties to President Trump and his family. The President quickly took to Twitter and reminded all his followers that he did not know the Federal Advocates President, Michael Esposito.
Federal Advocates was one of the lobbying firms that the Premium Cigar Association (PCA) used to lobby for the cigar industry. Speeding the film up to January, 2020 – the PCA announced yesterday, it has severed ties with the firm. In the announcement, John Anderson, PCA President and Chair of the Federal Affairs Committee stated:
“The PCA continues to be active in its advocacy efforts in achieving smart regulatory relief for the premium cigar industry. We have a lot of momentum going in the right direction from some great work we accomplished at the end of last year and we are optimistic we can accomplish some important goals moving forward.”
The Premium Cigar Association (PCA) will continue to engage other outside firms to assist with its advocacy and outreach efforts.