Politics & Government

June 3, 2009 10:22 AM

Burr bucks efforts for FDA regulation of tobacco industry

U.S. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, a first-term Republican, isn't as well-known as some of his Senate colleagues. But Burr is raising his profile this week with a gloves-off fight in the Senate chamber to defend one of the most vilified industries in the country: tobacco.

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