The November 2002 elections brought much change to Washington,
D.C. And NRCA found reason to celebrate election results because
the midterm elections were successful for its political action
committee, ROOFPAC, which raises and spends funds to support
Congressional candidates. Nearly 90 percent of ROOFPAC's 78
candidates won and received 87 percent of ROOFPAC's total
contribution of $161,000.
In addition to making contributions to candidates, ROOFPAC
provided grassroots support in several key races. For Sen. James
Talent (R-Mo.), ROOFPAC hosted a construction industry lunch in
Kansas City, Mo., and dinner in St. Louis. The events took place
June 28, 2002, and were followed by Talent's July 17, 2002,
appearance during NRCA's Midyear Meetings. A similar effort was
made for Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.). On Aug. 22, 2002, ROOFPAC
co-hosted a construction industry lunch in Minneapolis with the
Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Roofing Contractors Association
and Twin Cities Roofing Contractors Association. Similarly, ROOFPAC
co-hosted a dinner with the Kentucky Roofing Contractors
Association Aug. 27, 2002, in Louisville for Rep. Anne Northup
From left to right: Greg Perkins, president of
Performance Roof Systems Inc., Kansas City, Mo.; Sen. James Talent
(R-Mo.); Eric Kirberg, vice president of marketing for Kirberg
Roofing Inc., St. Louis, and chairman of NRCA's Government
Relations Committee; and Chris Boland, president of The Quality
Roofing Co. Inc., Kansas City.
ROOFPAC's efforts helped provide a margin of victory for Talent,
who won his closely contested race by 1 percent against former Sen.
Jean Carnahan. ROOFPAC also added impetus to Coleman's victory
against former Vice President Walter Mondale and Northup's
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