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WASHINGTON, D.C. – 7-Eleven Inc. is returning to the business of running a corporate political action committee (PAC) after more than a four-year absence. The convenience store chain recently registered 7-Eleven Inc. PAC, according to a RollCall.com report.
The 7-Eleven Inc. PAC is based in Dallas, where the convenience store chain is also headquartered, and Keith Jones, senior director of government affairs for 7-Eleven, will serve as its treasurer.
7-Eleven declined to comment on the registration of the PAC.
The company last had a federal PAC from 1983 to 2009, first as Southland Corp. and then under its current name. Its contributions peaked in 1985-1986 at $120,822.
During the second quarter of this year, three lobbying firms reported being paid by 7-Eleven Inc. FTI Government Affairs, The Russell Group and Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc. said they lobbied on behalf of the country's largest c-store chain on issues such as tax legislation, agriculture issues and immigration issues.