Geoffrey Faux

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Geoffrey Faux ran the Economic Policy Institute which acted as a front for the Tobacco Institute. In the tobacco documents he is known by the name Jeff Faux, and his organisation is listed as EPI. See his dealings with Vic Fingerhut below.

Documents & Dates

1984 Nov 8 The Fingerhut Granados Opinion Research organisation has issued a press-release.

"Post-election Poll Shows Mondale Could Have Won Vote of Reagan
Democrats With Populist Economic Appeal"

Key defecting Democratic voters rejected Mondale focus on taxes and deficits, Wanted activist economic policies.
[They claimed the poll results showed]... that Mondale's failure to present a strong, clear message about prosperity for the "average American" was the key reason many Democratic-leaning working and middle income voters decided to support President Reagan.
The poll, commissioned by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and other FGOR clients
[The Tobacco Institute obviously!], confirmed the findings of other recent polls that Mondale's tax and deficit proposals actually hurt him with the key swing voters he needed to win.

[Note: The Tobacco Institute's intention was clearly to give a message to Democratic strategists that the party should no longer promote revenue-raising via cigarette excise taxes.]

The three contacts given for further information were:

[Note: At that time Scott Stapf was the assistant to the president of the Tobacco Institute.]