Requesting an economist
Dwight R. LeeAfter a while, the regional lobbyists must have known who the "best" economists were. Even though in 1987 he did not perform well, the training must have worked and in 1990 Bill Trisler simply requested Dwight R. Lee
Lee attended thehearing. Dwight Lee is the economist who by far attended the most legislative hearings, and Lee seems to have been the last core member active (until at least 1998).
Regional director Bob Pruett's wrote a thank you to letter in 1988 to Lee
The same day, Pruett wrote another interesting letter
Dwight R. Lee might not have been paid directly by RJ Reynolds, but the Tobacco Institute paid Lee $3,000. R.J. Reynolds was one of the companies funding the Tobacco Institute. Technically Lee did not lie.
In 2002 Fred McChesney was heard in a trial against Philip Morris
Of course McChesney's 1984 testimony was during a hearing on taxes, not a hearing on a tobacco company. Technically McChesney's answer was correct.
Michael L. Davis
In 1990 William Orzechowski wanted to use economist Michael L. Davis
Before the tour Davis participated in a Texas Tax Strategy Meeting held by the Tobacco Institute and indeed he did accept touring for the Tobacco Institute
A summary of the tour shows they talked with many editors from newspapers.