Mark, a National Campaign is more likely to just tick off legislators. Last year the beer distributors stopped our bill to put their thumbprint on it, but after working things out with them, they were not against us this year, and we managed to actually come up for a vote.
This was a straight-up vote with no external political influence on the vote this time, that we know of. That is why it was such a huge setback.. It is going to be hard to get a bill sponsor next year, and I'd say we are probably now years away from passing. Unless we get a $100,000 donation to make campaign contributions I don't see anything changing next year.