WASHINGTON — The industry’s political action committees have poured thousands of dollars into key congressional races in the run-up to the Nov. 4 elections with the aim of putting people into office who share fashion’s views on issues such as international trade, port security and organizing labor unions.
With the entire House and one-third of the Senate at stake, the apparel, textile and retail industry’s PACs gave to Democrats and Republicans in tight contests during the 2007-’08 election cycle, Federal Election Commission records show. Democrats control the House and Senate and are seeking to maintain and increase their margins to push their agenda, while Republicans are struggling to hold onto seats.
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