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Lawsuits Seek $37.5 Million From Tobacco Companies In Death Of 2 Oregonians

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The estates of the two people, who both died in 2018, are suing Philip Morris USA, RJ Reynolds and others.

Courtney Leads Legislators in Tobacco Campaign Cash

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Despite a voting record that has not been friendly to tobacco companies, Senate President Peter Courtney once again raised a sizable pot of cash from the parent company of Philip Morris. His support will be critical to a series of bills designed to reduce smoking and better regulate the sale of cigarettes. This story is part two in a three-part series on healthcare-related Oregon state campaign finance contributions.

Senate President Peter Courtney, D-Salem, took in more money from tobacco companies in 2014 than any other Oregon politician, raking in $10,000 from Altria Client Services, the parent company of Philip Morris, which manufactures of Marlboro cigarettes.

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