CHICAGO The National Restaurant Association is trying to ensure that an ally ends up in the White House next year by finding restaurateurs to work within the campaigns of all three major candidates. “We figure one of the three presidential candidates will win,” Bob Leonard, the IHOP franchisee who heads the association’s Political Action Committee, told the full NRA board on Sunday, drawing a laugh. “When they win, we want friends who were friends [to them] before they won.”Toward ...

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