Foodservice fields 28 candidates for Congress

Foodservice fields 28 candidates for Congress

WASHINGTON —As a record number of candidates with direct ties to the foodservice and hospitality industries make a run for the U.S. Congress, restaurateurs potentially could stand to widen their influence on Capitol Hill when the new House of Representatives and Senate convene next January.

The National Restaurant Association says 19 congressional incumbents and nine nonincumbents with close connections to the restaurant or

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